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UT Marching Band Shows Panther Pride

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For the Marching Panthers of United Township, it takes a lot of work to put together an award-winning show. 

"We actually started working on the show design all the way back to last November," UTHS Band Director David Maccabee says. 

For students, practice starts in July with seven hour days, and once the school year hits, it doesn't stop there. 

"No one really thinks it's a sport but in all honesty it definitely is," Senior Brooke Calhoun says. 

After all, practice makes perfect. The band practices three times a week, including Saturdays and performing at home games. 

"We're trying to get real good at it! We'll make about 80 different formations out there on the field so it's pretty demanding," Maccabee says. 

And it's not just about performing under the Friday night lights, but in front of nearly 40,000 people at five state competitions throughout the year.  

"When they call your name and you get to step out, it's just really rewarding to know that I helped do this, I was a part of this," Senior Drum Major Shelby Mcintyre says. 

In fact, the Marching Panthers have won six class championships and placed in the top finals 18 times in the last 21 years. 

"It's amazing, there's nothing like it," Calhoun says. 

Making the long hours of practice all worth it.  

"If we're having a bad day, it's long or something, we always have to give it our all, and UT definitely does," Calhoun says. 

Coming together to pull it off on the field.

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