15th Annual Proviso East Battle of the Bands

May 26, 2017 02:08 PM
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Community members filled the Proviso East High School football stadium bleachers on Saturday May 15, 2017 to show their pride by cheering on their favorite marching band during the 15TH Proviso East Annual Battle of the Bands. Mayor Edwenna Perkins of Maywood was among the guests and congratulated parents and students on their outstanding performances.
 
The lineup of marching bands included:
 
·         Oak Park High School (Oak Park, MI)
·         Proviso West High School
·         Mt. Auburn High School (Cincinnati, OH)
·         Mumford High School (Detroit, MI)
·         Dunbar High School (Chicago, IL)
·         Morgan Park High School (Chicago, IL)
·         Proviso East High School
 
Proviso West and Proviso East marching band students are proud of the annual tradition and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to showcase their talents.
 
"The Battle of the Bands is a great way to show everyone how much we have grown since the last battle and how far we have advanced in our instrumentation and musicality," Alex Givens, Proviso East sophomore and marching band member, said.
 
The Battle of the Bands is an event that is well attended by proud PTHS D209 alumni who year after year continue to show their support to students.
 
"This event is a great way to support the performing arts programs at our schools which gives kids an opportunity to get off the streets and do something that they are good at," said Jeremy Horn, Proviso East graduate. "As an alumnus, I am very humbled that this event has really grown and I am glad to see that people come out and support these students who practice hard to perfect their craft."
 
PTHS D209 commends Mr. Samuel Atcher, band director at Proviso West and Mr. Cletis Seals, band director at Proviso East for a wonderful showcase of music and Proviso talent.
 
For photos, please click here. 
    
 

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