Band Prepares Homecoming Halftime Show

The Marching Band is preparing a special Homecoming halftime show for October 10, when the Blue Jays take on Rochester in football at 4:30 p.m.
Band Captain De’Enlas Head and percussionist Darren McDonald wrote most of the music the band will play at halftime and Head choreographed the band’s halftime dance routine.
“People can expect to see a lot of old school and a lot of new school to please both sides of the crowd this year,” said Head, who hopes to be a biology major in college next year.
The show includes 120 band members with three types of auxiliary – flag, majorettes, and dancers – and a range of horn players “who are ready to get down,” Head said.
“The show is special for me because it’s my last Homecoming and my last time going down the tunnel,” Head said.
It’s a Southfield High tradition that a senior choreographs the halftime show. Band Director David Miller said he picked Head and McDonald to do the honors because “ they were four year band members and leaders in band and went to leadership camp last summer.”
The band has been working around bad weather and competitions they entered to prepare the show, Miller said.
One band member is especially excited about the upcoming show. Sousaphone player Lexus Brown says she is looks forward to the event because she loves a big crowd and loves even more to show out with her band family.
Outgoing junior Cedrick Hubbard says he can’t wait until that adrenaline rush he gets at home games, when in front of the large crowd.