Warhawks March AgainSunday, July 29, 2012 By Megan Strong
On Sunday July first Hartland is hosting their very own Independence Day celebration; the main event: a parade. This is a chance for people to get together, have a little fun, and watch as members of the community pass by. A group known to most Arrowhead high school students that will be in the parade is the Arrowhead Marching Warhawks. Arrowheads very own marching band will be pulling out their instruments, and stretching their marching muscles to parade through Hartland and celebrate America’s independence. At one thirty the band will start from Hartbrook Drive and play their horns along the way to Nixon Park. At the end of the parade route, food and drinks will be available courtesy of the Sanctuary Church. The parade is also an end to the Hartland Hometown Celebration that goes from Friday June 29 th until Sunday July 1 st . “We really like to entertain people, and we love parades because we can get a reaction from the crowd better than on the turf.” The color guard captain Madi Ohm stated. “I know that’s why a lot of kids are in the band.” But playing music in a parade isn’t as easy as your basic addition. For veterans of the marching band, they could play the Independence Medley on a different instrument, but for the new members, they had little practice with the piece. At ten the color guard will meet and learn their new routine, at eleven forty-five the rest of the band will come to rehearse their music and take a quick crash course refresher in marching. An hour later they will load up their busses and be on their way to the parade. “It’s a hassle, but a parade is worth all of it because it’s so fun.” Says Nick Strong, a leader in the trumpet section.