My brother Rex shown above would practice his baritone horn in the upstairs bedroom with his window open. The neighbor lady who was a few miles away claimed she could hear him while she was out hanging out her laundry on the clothes line.
The uniform, which was purple and white, was fancy and each member was required to wear white dress pants. The moms of the members were required to sew a purple cloth band down the side of the pants. With white shoes and a barrel tube hat with a brim, they looked really great. They had ostrich feathers to stick into the top of the hat.
The practice times of the band when they were marching outside was at the same time as we had recess. Students would line up and follow the band as they marched. I am sure it looked like a good "Spanky and our Gang" type of movie with all those little urchins marching behind the high school band members. I think it funny now that no one bothered to makes us stop doing that. I would think the music instructor would have been out there but I guess the majorette was in charge of the band's practice. No teacher on duty either so it would have made for great chaos.
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