Curt Koehler drills formations with members of the Northview Marching Knights Wednesday. Koehler, the band director at Edgewood Middle School, graduated from Northview in 1993 and has since served as Marching Knights Director Bob Medworth's "right-hand man," Medworth said.
Band members kept their water jugs close by as temperatures crept into the high 90s. Medworth stuck to a rigorous, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. practice schedule throughout the week.
The award-winning band will take the field at Northview's Aug. 18 home football game for its first official performance of the 2006-07 season.