This Friday, local 8th Graders will have the chance to see what High School Marching Band is all about when South County High School celebrates Middle School Band Night at this Friday’s home football games against Lee High School. “This is a perfect opportunity for an 8th grade music student to get a good sense of what it is like to be a part of the Marching Stallions,” said Gary English, SCHS Band Director. “The Marching Stallions form very strong bonds that last throughout high school and beyond.” Interested 8th grade musicians will have a pregame meal with the SCHS Marching Band. During the football game, the middle schoolers will sit in the stands with the Band as they entertain the crowd. A highlight of the evening will be the Marching Stallion’s performance of “On The Wind”, their 2013 halftime show. “I talk about the importance of coming together like a family in marching band,” said English. “We are excited to give these local 8th graders a taste of the cohesiveness it takes to be a successful marching band. It takes a lot of hard work, but we have a lot of fun too!” English is in his fifth year teaching in Fairfax County and his third year leading the SCHS Band Program. For more information contact Carla Olivo, SCHS Band Booster Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-847-1467.