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  • Midland High marching band junior Owen Barba attaches a cape while members of the band try on uniforms at the school in Midland, Mich. on Aug. 23. Midland High is the only high school band in the area where all members of the band where capes and spats as part of their uniform. The week and a half before the start of school the 196 students that make up the band practice marching and learning new music from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Midland High seniors Matthew Gordon, left, and Elizabeth Parsons demonstrate parade marching to members of the trombone section during the evening practice of band camp Aug. 23. The Midland High marching band is one of the few area high school bands that high-step when marching.
    Midland High marching freshman band tuba player Sam Longlet rest against his instrument while waiting for the evening practice of band camp to begin Aug. 23 at the school.
    Midland High marching band members of the percussion section wrap their arms around each other while listening to band director William Monroe at the end of the second day of band camp Aug. 23 evening at the school. “Guys you’re sounding better with each day,” Monroe says as the band stands around the base of the viewing tower. “The better you play, the more I love you.”
    Bars from a vibraphone are reflected on Midland High sophomore Molly Ernest's glasses during the school's marching band practice the evening of Aug. 24.
    A mellophone is left on a desk in one of the science classrooms at Midland High during the marching band's camp at Midland High Aug. 23.
    Midland High marching band drum major LeeAnn Rielle conducts the woodwind section of the band while they play "Music of the Night" at the end of the third day of band camp Wednesday evening at the school. This year the marching band played a variety songs ranging from Broadway musicals to popular music.
    The Midland High marching band marches single file towards the Midland Stadium before the start of the Midland High's football game against Mount Pleasant on Sept. 19.
    Midland High marching band mellophone players from left: Emily Hanson, Ellie Goddard, Maddie Allen, Irene Cline and Ethan Dotson practice playing the Midland High Alma Mater song during band camp at Midland High Aug. 22.
    The Midland High marching band practice different formations on the school's practice field on Aug. 25.
    Midland High marching band drum major Jordan Gonder conducts the band in the playing of the Chemic "Fight Song" before the start Midland High's game against Dow High Oct. on 21, 2016.