Hanceville Bulldog Band gearing up for colorful new halftime show

Members of the Hanceville Bulldog Band are seen in full uniform. (Photo courtesy of Jesse James)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Bulldog Band is planning to dazzle audiences with its 2019 halftime show, “Kaleidoscope.” Director Jesse James said students spent long rehearsal days practicing music from Cyndi Lauper, Coldplay, The Police and The Rolling Stones, but their hard work has paid off greatly.

“We had a great camp this year! The weather was fantastic to work with, and the students were eager and excited every day. This past week our rehearsal days were long. We went from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., but it never stopped these students! They worked hard on the tasks at hand, and most importantly worked together as a team to accomplish our weekly goals,” said James. “Our numbers have gone up this year, which means we have a lot of students that haven’t marched before. With that being said, they worked very diligently and caught up super quick. This is going to be a great year for the Bulldog Band, and I am so excited to see how far they go!”

The band will be competing later this year at the Southern Hospitality Marching Festival in Hartselle and the Tennessee Valley Marching Invitational in Muscle Shoals. 

It will also be hosting the 28th annual Mud Creek Marching Festival Oct. 12, where it and the University of North Alabama Marching Band will both be performing for exhibition. Stone Bridge Farms will provide catering for the hospitality rooms, and registration can be found at mudcreekmarchingfest.weebly.com.

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Band camp (Courtesy of Jesse James)

Heather Mann