As high school football and volleyball players are preparing for the start of the season, so are the halftime entertainers.
The Seaman High School Viking Marching Camp started Tuesday morning. Cary Stahly, the Seaman Band Director, says the two-week-long camp is necessary because there isn't enough time during school hours to practice everything they need.
The first day consisted of a smaller leadership core that included section leaders, drum majors and directors. The group worked on plans and charts for upcoming performances. Stahly says rookies who have never marched before will arrive Wednesday.
The Viking band will have larger numbers this year with the addition of the Freshman Center at the high school. Stahly expected about 190 members, which will pose some problems. The larger groups don't receive as much one-on-one attention. He says they plan to overcome that with performances that feature unity, power and loud sound.