Marching Pioneers go from the gridiron to space: FNL wraps up the season

On November 21, the marching band ended their season with the annual Friday Night Live show. This year’s theme was “Out of this World” with the idea of going to space.

Students move around the theater and get the audience involved with dancing and showing off the music from the halftime shows of the fall season. But the show does end when the band members leave the theater, it continues in the commons for some more fun.

“My favorite part of FNL is when we play for everyone out in the commons,” senior Noah Fate-Bolognone said.

The theme of being out of this world has made many of the students excited to show what they have worked so hard on.

“I like this theme better than other themes in the past because the name ‘Out Of this World’ gets to prove how great of a band we are,” Fate-Bolognone said.

During FNL, the marching Pioneers played songs from all three shows that they did on Friday nights, including songs from the idea of Guitar Hero.

“My favorite part of the season is FNL and it’s my last hurrah as a senior,” Lauren Timmons said.

The drum feature was about the Area 51 and called the aliens into the theater. The aliens added a lot of music that was unexpected for the audience.

Playing on the Pioneer field and playing in the theater are two very different things.

“I love both the games and FNL. They both have a lot of fun and exciting things, but in different ways. In one you’re cheering the team on and getting to know people more, and in the other you’re celebrating a great season with all of your friends,” Timmons said.

This year FNL blasted off with a crazy rendition of going to space. The Marching Pioneers showed out on the field during the season and in the theater to celebrate it.

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