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Band barbecue is awesome entertainment and fearful pig

Throughout the history of Peabody-Burns High School, a variety of academic programs have come and gone, few of them being constant and staying for the long haul. Athletic programs have seen their fair share of successful runs and triumphs, but also have weathered seasons that we all would prefer to sweep under the rug.

However, there has been one aspect of our school that has remained constant in its fame, has outdone the rest in this area, and has thrived as an excellent program year after year.

What is this remarkable activity you ask? Well, folks it is none other than the Peabody-Burns Warrior Band. It is no secret that other schools and communities admire us not only for our big sound, but for the way we present those mind-boggling dance steps in every parade in which we take part. Peabody and Burns are proud of the exceptional students who continually go out there and shine.

Now that I have enlightened you about the upcoming event and the students who will be presenting it, I bet you are itching to hear some of this outstanding entertainment. Well, mark your calendars for May 14.

The Papoose, Tomahawk, and the famous Warrior bands will be presenting their annual “Band Barbecue and Extravaganza.” The communities need to get out and support these groups so they can continue to make us proud.

The meal will be served 6 to 7 p.m. The concert will start at 6 p.m. and feature students from all three bands.

Junior and senior high school students will sell discounted tickets in advance. Tickets also will be available at the door, but the charge will be $1 more. Adult tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the door. Children younger than 10 or senior citizens older than 62, will pay $7 in advance or $8 at the door.

With today’s struggling economy and school budget cuts, we as a district need to step-up our supporting game if we want to continue to enjoin and claim the tremendous music students who represent us.

So strap on those bibs (barbecue can be quite messy), loosen those belts a notch (no one walks away hungry), and tune-in those listening ears for the biggest musical event this spring.

— Paige barnes

Last modified April 30, 2009