Crane High School Has One Of The Largest 2A Band's In The State 9/6/13
CBS 7 News
CRANE-Can you imagine having half of the students in your school participating in the band?
That’s the reality at Crane High School. The school currently has 130 of their approximately 280 students in the program.
Football players, soccer players, and cheerleaders, are just a few of the students you'll find in the schools band, making it one of the largest 2A bands in the state.
Daniel Todd has been Crane's band director for the past 21 years, and says in college they tell you having 15% of your students involved in band is good. Crane's participation dwarfs those numbers.
"Because of all that support, we've had a lot of success. We've had 30 years of straight sweepstake awards and five trips to the state marching contest for class 2A," said Todd.
Drum major, Andrea Dannheim, says being in the band is a rite of passage in crane.
"You're learning life lessons just by being in an organization this big and collective," said Dannheim.
“Being in Band is kind of a tradition, my parents were in band and their parents were in band and it’s been a strong program for many years now,” said Todd.
The next 2A State Marching Band contest is being held November 4, 2013 in San Antonio. Todd says his band is doing all they can to prepare and qualify.