WLBZ, WABI cover UMaine marching band camp

WLBZ (Channel 2) and WABI (Channel 5) covered the University of Maine’s Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band camp week. According to the report, band members will spend nearly 80 hours during the week training and practicing for the opening of their season. “A typical halftime show has three-quarters of a mile to a mile of marching in it,” said Christopher White, UMaine director of sports bands. UMaine’s 116 member marching band will be kicking off the American Folk Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 in Bangor. WVII (Channel 7) also reported on the band opening the festival.