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The Pride of the Cape Marches in 2017 Seawitch Parade

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The Marching Band marching at the Sea Witch Festival this Saturday. Featured above is the band front, comprised of Dance Team and Color Guard.

The Marching Band marching at the Sea Witch Festival this Saturday. Featured above is the band front, comprised of Dance Team and Color Guard.

Photo Credit: Ariya Keswani

Photo Credit: Ariya Keswani

The Marching Band marching at the Sea Witch Festival this Saturday. Featured above is the band front, comprised of Dance Team and Color Guard.

Kareena Keswani, Staff Writer

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People from all over the world come together to attend the Seawitch Festival, a Halloween themed festival that has taken place at the Rehoboth Beach Avenue for 28 years and counting. The Cape Henlopen Marching Band marched in the esteemed parade along with hundreds of dressed-up people, businesses, and other local bands.

Every section of the band dressed up as different group themes. The Color Guard dressed up as Toy Story characters, the Dance Team dressed up as the Pink Ladies from Grease, the trumpets dressed up as superheroes and super villains, the drum line dressed up as cows and chickens, the sousaphones dressed up as characters from Wizard of Oz, the flutes dressed up as cards, and other students in the band dressed up as M&M’s and other animals.

The band performed Monster Mash, a song originally sung by Bobby Pickett in 1962. The song is somewhat difficult to play and march to at the same time. “It is really difficult preparing a section for a big event, making sure everyone has the matching costumes on time and memorizing routines can be a bit hectic,” says Senior Ashley Dickerson, who is the section leader of the Color Guard. Despite the pressure the band faces to represent Cape, they always pull through and keep up the reputation of the school. “The kids are really focused and I’ve been preparing students for five years now,” says Band Director Mr. Chris Burkhart.

The “Pride of the Cape” was watched by an audience of over 100,000 people this Saturday at the Sea Witch Festival, and they will march in four more parades this school year – three being Christmas Parades.

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