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Marching band grateful for cooler temps

Band members say they are thankful that the last two weeks have actually been cooler. Band members say they are thankful that the last two weeks have actually been cooler.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Some people have spent the last two weeks out in the heat from daylight to dusk, all in the name of music. The Cape Central Marching Tigers contest band is wrapping up two long weeks of practices.

They're learning their marching show as they prepare for competition and football games.

Band members say they are thankful that the last two weeks have actually been cooler than the first part of the summer.

And they say the key to survival in the temperatures is focusing on marching fundamentals to perfect their show.

"It certainly is a physical activity," said Head Band Director Josh Lamar. "We outside in 90 degrees, and they are going to be moving in upwards of 150 beats per minute. So it's pretty athletic. Especially if you carry a 35-pound drum."

After numerous first place finishes last year,  they are aiming  for another winning season. 

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