Campbellsville Independent Schools Marching Ensemble has begun its 2017 season.
Band members spent two weeks this summer practicing music and learning this year’s show, which is entitled The Black Mirror Effect.
The band debuted its show on Saturday, Aug. 26, in exhibition at Christian Academy of Louisville.
The first competition of the year is set for Saturday, Sept. 9, at Southwestern High School in Somerset.
According to Band Director Zach Shelton, The Black Mirror Effect is a unique show that explores the hidden aspects of social media and the effect it can have on our persona and attitudes.
Band members will use large props that move and change throughout the show.
Costumes will also change, and a soloist will tell the audience a story.
This year’s music includes “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel, “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson and original compositions written by M. Jordan Williams.
The ensemble includes about 30 playing members, five color guard and several volunteers to create special effects.
CIS competes in the Kentucky Music Educators Association marching band circuit, in Class A, and in the Mid-States Band Association circuit, also in Class A.
Zach Shelton is the CHS band director. Brittany Johnson is assistant.
CHS senior Tiffany Kane warms up before her performance.
CHS junior Ruby Hatfield smiles as she warms up.
CHS junior Josh Dooley, at left, and sophomore Gavin Ford warm up.
CHS sophomore Conner Riley leads his bandmates as they warm up.
CHS sophomore Gavin Ford plays a scale.
CHS junior Randy Harris warms up.
CHS sophomore Grant Rinehart performs during warmup.
CHS junior Brand Greer warms up.
CHS senior Austin Fitzgerald warms up.
CHS sophomore Zaria Cowan warms up.
CHS sophomore Grant Rinehart plays.
CHS junior Jason Agee plays guitar.
CHS band members warm up before their exhibition performance.
CHS freshman Emily Hayden, at left, and senior Austin Fitzgerald perform during warmup.
CHS sophomore Zaria Cowan performs.
CHS junior Josh Dooley, at left, and sophomore Tristin Lopez play trumpet.
CHS sophomore Grant Rinehart plays horn.
CHS freshman Nick Drew performs with the color guard.
CHS sophomore Autumn Babbs performs with the color guard.
CHS sophomore Abie Angel, at left, plays horn. At right is senior Chaz Babbs.
CHS senior Austin Fitzgerald performs.
CHS freshman Emily Hayden performs.
Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grader Riley Rainwater, in front, performs with her bandmates.
CHS senior Tiffany Kane plays flute.
CHS freshman Emily Hayden, at left, and senior Austin Fitzgerald perform.
CHS senior Darius Wright, at left, performs with junior Randy Harris.
CHS junior Nick Cowan performs.
CHS junior Josh Dooley performs.