Raising a son who is enthusiastic about brass instruments means taking him to live band performances. One such opportunity came up on a chilly October night not long ago when we attended the annual New Albany High School Marching Band Festival.
I’ve always enjoyed live music, mostly small acts playing in pubs and music lounges. I find the intimacy of these productions riveting. It was altogether a different experience to be at our school’s outdoor arena, sitting high up in the bleachers along with hundreds of New Albany students, their families, as well as band performers and their supporters from all over Central Ohio to relish the Festival. There was a wide variety of repertoire among the bands that night, but all played with great enthusiasm and spirit.
Here are a couple of shots from the 4th Marching Band Festival. I had no telephoto lens on me; I only shot with a normal lens on my full frame mirrorless DLSR. If anything, I hope that these images convey the school pride and the high degree of preparation these young men and women put on as they played to a wholly appreciative crowd.