Marching on


The annual Light Show has been rescheduled to Nov. 10.The feeling of disappointment that followed the Cougar’s last game of the season was only exacerbated by the cancellation of the annual light show. For the first time in 20 years, the light show would have to be post-poned.

“I was honestly upset because it was my last light show,” french horn section leader Astrid Altamirano said. “I was hoping that the rain would clear up and we would be able to have it, but I guess the weather had other plans.”

The marching band’s annual light show has been rescheduled for 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, a school night, band members aren’t sure how many people will be in the audience at North District Stadium.

“I do think it won’t be as big since it’s not right after a football game, but I could be wrong,” Altamirano said. “I think people will still come to see the light show.”

Each year, marching band members don glowsticks (sometimes as many as two dozen) and strap flashlights to their ankles to perform the season’s show in complete darkness. Most of the glowsticks are provided by the Band Booster Club which spent over $900 on the show, according to Payton Bennett, who was in charge of organizing and purchasing the glowsticks. Each section also fundraises to buy additional accessories like neon face masks or extra bracelets and necklaces.

“My favorite thing was how Andrew and I get two awesome solos behind the screen,” Reid Thornburg said. “We kick off the rest of the band .”