Rained out of 2012 CWS opening ceremonies, Lincoln S.E. band invited back this year - Omaha.com
Published Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:57 am / Updated at 7:31 am
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Rained out of 2012 CWS opening ceremonies, Lincoln S.E. band invited back this year

Nobody's hoping more for Omaha clear skies on Friday night than the Lincoln Southeast High School marching band.

The band is scheduled to perform during College World Series opening ceremonies, about 8:30 p.m. in TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha.

The band also was supposed to march and play during opening ceremonies for the 2012 CWS. A deluge doused that plan, fans might recall.

"We literally pulled into (stadium) Parking Lot B and the electronic sign said it was canceled," Lincoln Southeast Band Director R.J. Metteer said.

They ended up performing indoors, a little damp and disappointed.

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CWS organizers invited the band back this year. The band members laughed at the clouds, not worried that they might again be running from the rain.

"We were pretty pumped when they said last year to put this on the calendar for this year," Metteer said. "It's a national-level event, with a cool fireworks show, a giant flag, a big audience."

The 130-member band and color guard has practiced many hours for Friday's show, including three hours in the heat at TD Ameritrade on Thursday morning. The band members rehearsed the show with the Stepper-Ettes Baton & Dance performers of La Vista.

The band had learned the music — baseball, rock 'n' roll and patriotic — during the school year. The band members drilled on the show for the past week.

Thursday, the band sweated in the sun, not pondering the possibility of rain.

"We're not going to think about it," Metteer said.

Contact the writer: Christopher Burbach

christopher.burbach@owh.com    |   402-444-1057    |  

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