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NHS drum line prepares for season

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Members of the Northview High School drum line practiced at the school Wednesday. The NHS drum line will compete in several competitions in February and March. The title of their performances will be "The Most Amazing Fact" and features music by Gustave Holst. [Order this photo]
The Northview High School drum line is preparing for a winter full of competition.

The drum line, made up of 21 students under the direction of Rusty Bottomly, will compete against other Indiana high school drum lines for six weeks throughout February and March.

The theme of the drum line's competition piece is "The Most Amazing Fact," and, according to Bottomly, focuses on the element of carbon and how it can be found in everything in the universe.

"It's what connects all of us," Bottomly said.

The drum line will use music from "The Planets" by Gustave Holst.

Bottomly feels good about the drum line's chances this year.

"We're looking forward to another good season," Bottomly said. "We are the defending Class A champions in Indiana. Hopefully we'll put out a good show again. The students are working hard and are excited to get back on the floor again this year."

A list of Northview's drum line competitions is as follows:

* Saturday, Feb. 16, New Palestine High School,

* Saturday, Feb. 23, Greenfield Central or Mt. Vernon High School,

* Saturday, March. 2, Owen Valley High School,

* Saturday, March 9, Vincennes Lincoln High School,

* Saturday, March 16, preliminary competition at Avon High School, and

* Saturday, March 23, final competition at Ben Davis High School.

For more information about Northview's drum line, drum line competitions, schedules and more, visit www.indianapercussion.org.

Percussion Unit Members

The following is a list of students involved in the 2013 Northview High School Indoor Percussion Unit:

Snare Drums -- Danielle King, Lexi Barnett, Hanna Barnett,

Tenor Drums -- Brandon Rothrock, Josh Wise, Jackson Cooper,

Bass Drums -- Lindsay Wools, Mikala Atkinson, Katie Souder, Ethan Stearley, and

Pit -- Conrad Koehhler, Dan Reberger, Austen Bowen, Zene Colson, Dylan Sutherland, Grace Pierce, Nathan Marshall, Nic Ross, Trey Reberger, Katie Munoz.

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