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The coveted USCHS 4-year band letter.

This is where music training begins. Hot August days spent rehearsing on the football field behind Ft. Couch School.. Watching Claudia Hill, my favorite Pantherette.. Remembering John Bandi quitting after verbal abuse by band director (dictator) Angelo Ruzzini..the first South Park Marching Band Festival where Phil Simon dropped his music, broke formation and went back 5 yards to retrieve it (6th grader..there weren't enough high school kids for a band), brother Brad knocking over the baritone saxophone...plumes on silly hats..white buck shoes..Schultz and Fogleman necking on the band bus..Pat Rome and Beth Priebe....