By HELEN FIELDING
Eighty-plus-degrees and the sun beating down didn’t wilt the enthusiasm of the Oil City Oiler Marching Band on Friday as it concluded its five-day band camp.
The camp, held Monday through Thursday at Oil City High School, moved to the Pioneer Flats field at Two Mile Run County Park on Friday for its final day, where the students were scheduled to give a performance at 6 p.m. They met to practice starting at 11 a.m., then after a few hours of practice took a break to enjoy the park before resuming camp activity.
“They have done very well this week,” said Oiler band director Dan Cartwright. “It’s been an especially young group with a lot of kids who haven’t done this before, and I’m very pleased with what we have been able to get done,” and the students have been “troopers in the heat.”
Cartwright said the school’s first football game is on Aug. 26, and shortly thereafter will be the marching band festival, Music in Oil Country, on Sept. 10.
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