FHS color guard may perform in bowl game
Seventeen color guard members from Frenship High School received invitations to perform in the Capital One Bowl, once known as the Citrus Bowl, in Orlando, Fla.
Of the 17 invited, nine should be able to make the trip for the half-time performance, which will be aired by ABC on Jan. 1, according to the Capital One Bowl website.
Cindy Thompson, the guard director, said the girls received their invites on Sept. 22; so late that the first and second deposits for the trip are due.
The cost for each girl is about $1,100, not including airfare.
Thompson said most of the girls were selected by a Florida Citrus Sports representative who saw them perform at the West Texas Auxiliary Championships held at Coronado High School in late September.
A few girls have been invited from other area schools, Thompson said, adding that she knows of girls from Monterey High School and Canyon.
Thompson said the girls are scrambling to raise money to attend, including an effort to sell flip-flops at this weekend’s Harvest Festival. The girls are also seeking corporate sponsorships to attend the bowl game.
“We’re trying any way we can” to raise money, Thompson said. “It’s an amazing opportunity for these girls.”
FHS band director Tom SoRelle said he is also excited for the color guard who were invited to the bowl game.
“We’ve got a great group,” he said. “They’ve gotten better and better.”
Thompson said the color guard members hope to try out for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade next year.
“We just want them (the color guard members) to know there is more out there,” Thompson said.
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