Sulphur Springs High School band students will be performing at several veterans related events this week.
Monday night (November 5) at League Street Church of Christ, the Jazz Band will play at the Wal-Mart sponsored Veterans Program.
Friday (November 9) on campus, the entire Wildcat Band will play at the Veterans Day ceremony in the main gym.
Then Saturday morning (November 10), after Friday night’s on field performance at City Bank Field in Forney during the Wildcats and North Forney football game, the band will march and play in the Veterans Day Parade in Sulphur Springs. Band Director Spencer Emmert said the Armed Forces’ medley, featuring hymns from the various branches of the military, is always popular. Music will also include a Yankee Doodle presentation and other neat things according to Emmert. He explained that bands came out of the military.
Emmert recalled his Winnsboro band playing patriotic tunes at the World War II Memorial with the Washington Monument behind them and the Lincoln Memorial in front of them. He called that a special thing.