Enterprise High School’s Big Blue Band had been clowning around on the football field with its “Big Blue under the big tent” show.
This year’s show includes “The Greatest Show,” and “Million Dreams,” from the movie “The Greatest Showman,” as well as a custom 7/8 arrangement of “Entry to the Gladiators,” a percussion feature and a ballad arrangement of Britney Spears’ “Circus.”
EHS Band Director Sean Weiler said the goal of the show is to make it feel authentic.
“I’m hoping to take that half-time marching band feel, and make people feel like they’re at a circus,” Weiler said. “And give them a high-value, entertaining show that they can kind of sit-back, relax and enjoy.”
He said that the band has suffered some setbacks, but he’s happy with how the band is performing.
“Considering we had all the weather delays with rain and lightning, we haven’t gotten to practice much outside,” Weiler said. “I think they’re going to be even better this week.”
The show features drum majors dressed as ring masters, props, auxiliary players on barrels and “admit one” ticket flags.
He said the show will be constantly evolving throughout the year.
“The sets and the responsibilities of certain kids (will change),” Weiler said. “This group may be playing here and then they might be acting or doing something in the show. It’s going to take everyone to contribute to their part.”
As far as difficulties, he said the band is still getting used to its stage.
“I think they’re still a little intimidated by the lights and the crowd,” Weiler said. “But if they can get past that, then I think the crowd will buy-in.”
He said he’s confident in the quality of the show, not just now, but as the season goes on as well.
“If we can remember the information being taught, we’re going to have a great show,” Weiler said.