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Banquet brings band year to a close

David Wang
Starting the 2023-24 school year weeks before classes began, the Redhawks band has been at it since July. Now on Tuesday, they bring the school year to a close with their annual banquet at the Sandman Signature Plano-Frisco Hotel at 6:30 p.m.

Band is hosting its annual banquet at the Sandman Signature Plano-Frisco Hotel  on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

“It is a way for us to celebrate everything that has happened this year and it’s also kind of a nice way to say goodbye to our seniors,” assistant band orchestra director Cecily Yoakam said. We do a four year review and slideshows and watch all the marching shows and the concerts so it really is just like a big party and a big celebration. 

For freshman Siddhant Setti, he says that the banquet is an opportunity for new celebrations, especially the seniors. 

“I get to hang out with the older people for one last time, especially the seniors and it is just a different experience from middle school so it will be new and all,” says Setti. 

39 seniors are graduating this year, all of them completing over 14 performances in their band life. James Weaver, the head band director for 12 years, is leaving, also making this banquet more special for some including senior Hannah Lee.  

“I’m looking forward to using this year’s banquet kind of as a final wrap up and goodbye to the band program that me and many others have invested a lot of time, effort, and memories in,” Lee said. “Especially with our director, Mr. Weaver, leaving this year, it’ll definitely be a lot more sentimental.” 


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