Herbert Hoover Marching Band receives surprise to end season at home

Published: Nov. 3, 2017 at 10:45 PM EDT
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A staple of football Friday night is the marching band out on the field in their pristine uniforms.

However since the June 2016 flooding that destroyed their school and their band uniforms, that has not been the case for the Herbert Hoover High School Huskies Marching Band.

For nearly two football seasons the students wore uniforms that had an "A" on them because they were donated to the school from another high school marching band in Annandle, Virginia.

But Friday night it was another step in the right direction on the road to recovery. That's because the band got to debut the uniforms they worked so hard to fundraise for.

No one expected the uniforms to be delivered in time for Friday night's last home game of the season and senior night.

When they arrived the band director didn't tell the students. Instead she told them there was an issue in the equipment room and they all needed to get down there.

They arrived to find their brand new uniforms waiting for them.

"We didn't think we would get them this soon. We thought we would get them after this game and it was just amazing to get them" HHHS marching band member Emily Chandler said.

"Everybody was just excited even parents that don't have band members were excited because it's one step closer for the school to be back to what it was before" marching band parent April Bowles said.

Not only with the Huskies get to finish out their 2017 football season in their new uniforms they will wear them when they march in a parade at Disney World in April of 2018.

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