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Published: 10/13/2013


Toledo Magazine: Evergreen Marching Band

The Evergreen Vikings Marching Band and director Chris Lyons work hard during band camp before the school year starts, during daily rehearsals, and at football games when they perform. The band contains 117 of the school's roughly 380 students. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Snare drummer Kyle Harmon and other members of the drumline get funky after performing their halftime show at Evergree's first home game in Metamora on Aug. 30. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Snare drummer Kyle Harmon and other members of the drumline get funky after performing their halftime show at Evergree's first ...
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Band Director Chris Lyons speaks to the Evergreen band members on Aug. 5, the first day of band camp. When Lyons started 23 years ago, there were 13 students in the band. About 120 students from ninth to 12th grade are in the band. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Band Director Chris Lyons speaks to the Evergreen band members on Aug. 5, the first day of band camp. When ...
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Evergreen band director Chris Lyons welcomes students to band camp. Self-deprecating humor, candor, and respect are Lyons' tools with the students. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evergreen band director Chris Lyons welcomes students to band camp. Self-deprecating humor, candor, and respect are Lyons' tools with ...
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Band director Chris Lyons instructs his students on the practice field during band camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Band director Chris Lyons instructs his students on the practice field during band camp.
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Marching band members practice marching on the field without their instruments. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marching band members practice marching on the field without their instruments.
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Band director Chris Lyons uses humor to reach his high school students on the first day of camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Band director Chris Lyons uses humor to reach his high school students on the first day of camp.
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The Evergreen marching band clarinet section listens to its director as the students participate in an indoor music rehearsal. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Evergreen marching band clarinet section listens to its director as the students participate in an indoor music rehearsal....
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The trombone section listens to Mr. Lyons instructions regarding the music. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The trombone section listens to Mr. Lyons instructions regarding the music.
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Evergreen band director Chris Lyons gives instructions to his musicians. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evergreen band director Chris Lyons gives instructions to his musicians.
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A clarinet player practices music for an upcoming halftime show. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A clarinet player practices music for an upcoming halftime show.
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Evergreen drumline members Ross Shaffer and Haley Reiter, at back, watch as Jake Dowling plays around with his sticks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evergreen drumline members Ross Shaffer and Haley Reiter, at back, watch as Jake Dowling plays around with his sticks.
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Keegan O'Neil, second from left, in a drumstick duel with fellow drummer Jake Dowling [not pictured]. Other percussionists are, from left: Kyle Harmon, Mike Smithmyer, third from left, Cody Mitchey, and Courtney Smith. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Keegan O'Neil, second from left, in a drumstick duel with fellow drummer Jake Dowling [not pictured]. Other percussionists are, from ...
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Trombone players Brendan Miller, Payton Miller, and Jessi Ducat listen to director Lyons as he reminds them of the importance of being respectful when listening to other bands as they play the national anthem. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trombone players Brendan Miller, Payton Miller, and Jessi Ducat listen to director Lyons as he reminds them of the importance ...
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Evergreen marching band clarinet players are, from left, Emma Carpenter, Brittney Wilson, Liz Smithmyer, Rylee Svoboda, and Taylor Konwinski. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evergreen marching band clarinet players are, from left, Emma Carpenter, Brittney Wilson, Liz Smithmyer, Rylee Svoboda, and Taylor Konwinski....
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Evergreen marching band students practice parade marching on the second day of band camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evergreen marching band students practice parade marching on the second day of band camp.
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An Evergreen percussionist practices flipping his sticks during some down time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An Evergreen percussionist practices flipping his sticks during some down time.
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Mellophone and saxophone players practice halftime music during an indoor rehearsal. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mellophone and saxophone players practice halftime music during an indoor rehearsal.
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Trumpeters Wes Allen, left, and Nick Hendricks read the music while they listen to a recording. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trumpeters Wes Allen, left, and Nick Hendricks read the music while they listen to a recording.
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Band members practice marching and playing on the second day of band camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Band members practice marching and playing on the second day of band camp.
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A trumpet player  ties the shoe of bass drummer who can't see her shoes when marching. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A trumpet player ties the shoe of bass drummer who can't see her shoes when marching.
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A piccolo player lets another student examine her instrument. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A piccolo player lets another student examine her instrument.
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A trombone player puts copies of music into his flip folder for practice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A trombone player puts copies of music into his flip folder for practice.
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Flutists practice together in the hallway. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Flutists practice together in the hallway.
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Anna Ruth, left, Chelsey Miller And other members of the band during practice huddle to hear their director's instructions on the last day of band camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Anna Ruth, left, Chelsey Miller And other members of the band during practice huddle to hear their director's instructions on ...
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Clarinetists share a laugh during the last day of band camp. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Clarinetists share a laugh during the last day of band camp.
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Lauren Shaffer gets the chin strap of her hat adjusted by Rylee Svoboda before the first home game. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lauren Shaffer gets the chin strap of her hat adjusted by Rylee Svoboda before the first home game.
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Evergreen marching band members are excited to perform at their first home game this season. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evergreen marching band members are excited to perform at their first home game this season.
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First year high school band member Dillon Buck, left, gets help with his uniform cord from Darin Kurland. Enlarge | Buy This Photo First year high school band member Dillon Buck, left, gets help with his uniform cord from Darin Kurland.
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John Curtis, left, and Sarah Lumbrezer goof around shortly before the first home game. Behind them are Jessica Makula, second from left, and Alyson Salsberry, right. Enlarge | Buy This Photo John Curtis, left, and Sarah Lumbrezer goof around shortly before the first home game. Behind them are Jessica Makula, second ...
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Ethan Van Loocke, left, the band's senior of the week, holds the band's motto, Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ethan Van Loocke, left, the band's senior of the week, holds the band's motto, "First Class All the Way", as ...
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Drum majors Lexi Anteau, left, and Marissa Miller lead the band as they cheer the Evergreen High School football team from their bleachers in the end zone. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Drum majors Lexi Anteau, left, and Marissa Miller lead the band as they cheer the Evergreen High School football team ...
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 The Evergreen High School Marching Band performs at halftime. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Evergreen High School Marching Band performs at halftime.
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Director Chris Lyons chats with his band members during the game. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Director Chris Lyons chats with his band members during the game.
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Sousaphone players Andrew Markley, left, and Jordan Buerger and the rest of the band quietly rehearse Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sousaphone players Andrew Markley, left, and Jordan Buerger and the rest of the band quietly rehearse "Dude (looks like a ...
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Cheerleader and saxophone player Erica Harmen joins the band during halftime. 15 football players and seven cheerleaders are Evergreen High School band members. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cheerleader and saxophone player Erica Harmen joins the band during halftime. 15 football players and seven cheerleaders are Evergreen High ...
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