With the glaring heat of the early morning sun reflecting off an array of instruments, Yorktown High School Band students are stepping up. And across. And back. And up again. But they’re not learning to two-step. They’re learning the steps to their Friday night performance. And while the Yorktown Wildcat football team dominates the field during the first, second, third and fourth quarters of the football game -- this group of halftime heroes will dazzle the crowd mid-game. Amid scattered half-empty water and Coke bottles in the parking lot next to the bus barn where the band holds marching practice, Band Director Nathan Jones’ bright red t-shirt -- emblazoned with “Keep Calm and March On” -- seems to sum it up as he deals with questions and the occasional mis-step during the routine, giving instructions through the PA system.
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