High Notes, Week 5

High Notes is a weekly topic dedicated to recognizing a collegiate marching band who had a notable performance in the week of college football.

This week's theme is "that's why they play the games!"

I'll admit, I do a bit of telegraphing as I start to watch action on any given Saturday. There are bands that I know to be strong and I often expect for them to prove me right and earn that week's recognition. So this week, knowing Tennessee was at LSU and the Pride of the Southland was traveling, I figured one, or both of them, would get the nod for this week. Maybe my expectations are too high of both squads, but neither wowed me. 

I noted before a disappointment with the Wake Forest Band, but from what I could hear they brought it in the stands on Saturday, earning this week's recognition. 

I want to also give a shout-out to quite a few other bands in action this weekend: 20 bands took the field in Allentown, PA this weekend for the Collegiate Marching Band Festival. Obviously I wasn't there and had no way to see the action, but I already know it was a show to behold.

Quick programming note: I may or may not have a High Notes update for Week 6; I am out of town at a conference and it is quite possible that I'll miss an entire Saturday of college football action.