The John Marshall Marching Monarchs performed on television Tuesday evening during the 8th annual WTRF 7 SportsZone High School Kickoff Show.
The band was invited to play on the program as a sound track before and after commercial breaks. The band’s performance also kept patrons at Quaker Steak & Lube entertained while the viewers at home watched advertisements on WTRF-ABC Ohio Valley.
JM Band Director Tracey Filben appreciates Channel 7 has offered her students this unique experience for the past several years. “This tradition has become a great way for us to kick off a new football season,” explained Filben. “The band members enjoy being able to display their talents to a larger audience, in person and on television.”
The talented Marching Monarchs will perform during all six JMHS varsity home football games at Monarch Stadium. This year’s halftime show is titled “The Music of Paul Simon” and includes the following selections: Bridge Over Troubled Water, You Can Call Me Al, Late in the Evening and The Sound of Silence. The 2023 Field Commander is Megan Gary and Drumline Captain is Jude Thomas. The percussion instructor is Joshua Garrett.
JM head football coach Mark Cisar also appeared on the broadcast alongside his players and assistant coaches to talk about the upcoming season.