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Eureka accepts Caney Valley’s invite to perform at Friday night football game
CANEY — Music, as an ancient adage once said, is supposed to soothe the savage beasts.
In fact, music by its very design is intended to unify, to bring harmony amid chaos, and to boost the spirits of musician and audience member.
Such was the case last Friday when Caney Valley High School’s and Eureka High School’s bands performed in unison in a game was that originally to be held in Eureka.
However, a June tornado swept across Eureka, inflicting considerable damage to Eureka High School’s football stadium and school campus. The damage was so severe that the school’s existing stadium was deemed a total loss due to the high amount of debris that pelted the stadium turf and the damage inflicted on the bleachers.
Therefore, Eureka High School made the decision to play all of its home games on the road in 2018, meaning there would be few, if any, chances for the EHS band to perform in front of a home crowd.
Caney Valley High School’s administration and its band teacher, Jami Messner, reached out to Eureka High School band director Steve Knapp on a note of solidarity and invited the EHS band to play at last Friday’s Caney-Eureka game in Caney. Knapp quickly accepted the invitation and got the EHS band tuned up for its Friday night performance in Caney.
The Caney Valley and Eureka bands held a pregame practice session on the CVHS practice field, then traveled together to the Caney Valley High School Stadium, where the EHS band had the honor of performing the national anthem. The two bands then performance en masse for two songs at halftime. Keely Coon, EHS drum major, directed the mass band in its first number while the CVHS drum major directed the second song.
The CVHS Band Booster parents prepared a walking taco for all of the band students to enjoy. Caney Valley Band Booster parents set up shop and ensured the Eureka band students received supper for the evening.
Directors for both bands — along with boosters and supporters of each band — said the Friday night experience was a memorable opportunity for schools to extend their solidarity and compassion in difficult situations. ...