WHS Director of Bands Rich Armstrong brings order out of what is the chaos during the first week at band camp on the parking lot in the shadow of Lumpkins Stadium.

For Waxahachie’s marching band, they not only have new and difficult music to learn, they are doing it while trying to march to an exact spot on the ground, play their instruments to a perfect time and tone, all under the relentless Texas summer sun.

To the uninitiated, it looks a bit daunting, but to Armstrong and the WHS band, it looks like the perfect opportunity to excel in this year’s state competition.