The Henderson County High School Colonels Brigade and Guard are gearing up for a big performance.
The band will perform the national anthem before the Cardinals game Saturday night at Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals play a double header Saturday against the Cubs. The first game is at 1:15 p.m. The band will take the field before the 7:15 p.m. game.
This event is something the band has been preparing for since July. The school says the band accepted the invitation to play at Busch Stadium in February.
"The national anthem is one of the most important things that we play all year long. But to be able to play it on a national stage like this in front of a huge audience with this being a rivalry game between the Cardinals and the Cubs, it's guaranteed to be a sell-out crowd, and I'm really excited for my students to have that opportunity to play on that kind of performance stage," said Henderson County High School Director of Bands, Adam Thomas.
The game will be televised, but Thomas doesn't expect the band to make it on air during its performance. He says to look out for 82 students in maroon polos out in left field once the game begins.
Thomas will lead the band as it plays the national anthem. Senior Drum Major Cameron Ivie and Assistant Director of Bands Brandon Etienne will also help conduct the performance.
According to Thomas, this may be the largest audience the band has ever played for.
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