Twenty-two high school bands to take the field on Saturday

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Havelock High color guard member Sasha Buslovich performs with the band at a recent Havelock High football game. The band hosts the Crystal Coast Band Classic on Saturday at Havelock High.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 05:06 PM.

The Havelock High School marching band has been working since the spring to perfect its competition show that is most often seen at halftime of home football games.

Members are getting ready for one of their last performances at the Crystal Coast Band Classic scheduled for Saturday at Havelock High.

“I think it’s a good way to end the marching season,” said junior Taylor Wafford, a member of the band’s front ensemble. “Everyone’s kind of tired. It’s the last stretch, but everyone wants to end it well.”

As host of the event, Havelock won’t be competing for the top prize, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t pressure to perform.

“It will be a little more relaxed because we’re not worried about placing,” Wafford said. “But it is also stressful because it’s our classic, our competition. We’re hosting it, but it’s like what can they do as a band?”

The theme of Havelock’s show is dreams. It features songs about sweet dreams, dreams of the future and nightmares, and includes props such as a bed complete with a sleeping band member.

The show has been an award winner, with Havelock compiling victories in its size classification as well as top three overall awards at competitions at Chesapeake, Va., West Craven High and Fuquay-Varina.

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