Senior Russell Bowerman, and juniors
Joe Aguas and Francisco Amutan of the
Logan Band. Courier Photo
Logan was chosen by World Projects International Music Production as one of the only four bands from the U.S. due to their "good reputation and support" from others.
"It's really an honor that we were chosen. I think Logan deserved this opportunity since we've won at the World Band Association competition for many years in a row," said sophomore Cherese Cabardo.
Before setting off for China, Logan will meet up and rehearse with the other three bands from the U.S., then fly to China to meet up with bands from Australia and China to make up the 2,008 musicians needed.
Besides performing and other music related activities, the 210 currently signed up members of the band and color guard will have the chance to sightsee. Their itinerary includes visits to such places as the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. They also have to chance to watch the Peking Acrobats.
"I'm excited since I have never been there before," said Maria Shockley, a sophomore.
Though there are 210 members of the band and guard, the option of participating in this event was open to all in band or guard. Options for those who could not afford the cost of this trip are to fundraise or not go at all.
"It is expensive, but worth it since I get to see what life is like in China and, possibly, be a part of the Olympics," said senior Carl Ortega.
The Logan Band and Guard does have plans for other trips in their future, but they would first like to complete their trip to China.