Bobcat summer Band activities return

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MHS Band students (from left) Drew King, KyLynn Glass, Kenton Niehouse, and Emily Diggins practice their percussion skills.

The usual summer sounds of Bobcat Band students practicing their musical skills have returned to the Marshalltown High School grounds.

MHS Instrumental Music Director Brett Umthun said the students had been taking online lessons prior to last week’s reopening. Several precautions are being taken with the reopening, including social distancing rules, requiring students exposed to or showing symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home, and more.

“Individual lessons are held in the morning and run until noon. Each student receives 30 minutes of private instruction,” Umthun said. “Sectionals are held in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are broken down into color guard, woodwind, brass, marching percussion, and frontline groups.”

For more information on Bobcat Band summer activities, including safety measures being taken, click here.

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MHS Band students Jordan May (left) and Joshua Reynolds (right) keep their rhythm during practice this week.