By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It’s almost here …football season. This not only means that the Madison County High School Cowboys are gearing up for their games, but also that the MCHS Vaquero Guard is preparing and perfecting their show for the season. The band can be heard during every game, both home and away, supporting the Cowboys, playing their hearts out and showing off their talents.
This year’s show is entitled “The Games Cowboys Play.” The songs included in the show are “Bounty Hunter,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Mario Brothers” and “Zelda.” The band will play this show during each game’s halftime, except homecoming, where they will play a special show to honor the homecoming court.
This year, eight officers will lead the band. They are: Alana Ellison, Executive Officer; Kristi Ferrell, Drum Major; Cullen Gudz, Brass Captain; Lyric Davis, Woodwind Captain; Tommy Langford and, Tamarick Bruton, Drum Captain; Joshua Stafford, Equipment Officer; and Jacob Robinson, Uniform Officer.
The Vaquero Guard has held three camps this summer. From August 1-3, they had their Leadership Camp. From August 4-5 they had Vaquerito Camp (new members camp), August 8-12, they had their full band camp.
Aside from their weekly football performances, the band will also be competing in several competitions. On October 8, they will compete in Chiefland. Also, on October 29, they will compete in Tallahassee.