Pirate band begins marching practice

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The Pirate band began marching practice Monday morning July 31, fortunately it was a cool morning only reaching 76 degrees at 10:30 am when the band retreated inside. There are three new assistant band directors for this year, Mr. Jonathan Stafford, new high school assistant director, Ms. Alyssa Abney, the seventh grade band director, and Mr. Drew Forner, the eighth grade band director.

This year’s band has 123 members. The drum-major for 2017-2018 is Mauncio Burgos. He is 16 years old senior. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Mauncio and Maria Burgos of Pittsburg. He has been in the Pittsburg ISD system since second grade. He usually plays a tuba. However, marching he will be at the front of the band.

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