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News from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Fla.

HHS Today

News from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Fla.

HHS Today

Kaylee Robinson

Kaylee Robinson, Staff

It’s Friday night and the football game is nearing halftime. As the students in the bleachers rush to get snacks and drinks, the marching band makes its way out on the field and begins to play.

Junior Kaylee Robinson has been in the Big Red Band for a little more than one year and has played the baritone for four years. Robinson joined band in sixth grade when her middle school offered it as an elective. Since then, she has continued to play through high school and has even started to learn trombone. The Big Red Band holds practice every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and performs at the football games on Fridays.

According to Robinson, one thing she’s looking forward to in band is the away games and section dinners which they were unable to take part in due to covid-19.

Not only is Robinson in marching band, she also plays euphonium in concert band when the football season is over. She stated that concert band is similar to marching band but she prefers marching due to away games and the family aspect that comes with being a part of the big red band.

In juggling schoolwork and band, Kaylee Robinson doesn’t practice many other hobbies. “With band practice almost every day, I don’t really have time for anything else,” she said.

Robinson has about 12 other people in her section and, while she admits that she is not the best one, she is going to continue band and possibly try for a leadership position.

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