The Wildcats Marching Band is a big part of any Wildcats’ football game. The band will hit the field for the first time this season during the Wildcats and Frisco Wakeland football game Friday night (August 31) at Frisco Memorial Stadium. New Wildcats Band Director Spencer Emmert says it will be an exciting time for band students, especially for the freshmen who have never performed before on Friday night.
Emmert recalls his first Friday night performance as a freshman with the Quitman High School back in 1994. He says the band did an Aaron Copland show that included Hoe Down (the beef it’s what’s for dinner song) and also Appalachian Spring. Emmert says he was the only snare drum performer in that band. He says tapping the band on and off the field were very big moments for a freshman.
Emmert says the Wildcats Marching Band is ahead of schedule and will be marching and playing their entire first number of their electronic music show at halftime. They will also march and play quite a bit of their second number. At some point they will stand and play the end of the second tune. The band will also be playing in the stands during the game.
Emmert says during the band’s performance at the first home game at Prim Stadium on September 7, the band will be adding props and perhaps even a grid that will be go on top of the Prim field.