The Fairfield Central High School marching band has been bringing entertainment to the field and stands for many years, and this year is no different.
Under the new direction of director Davaron Edwards, the band is gearing up for full year.
This may be Edwards’ first year with FCHS but he is no stranger when it comes to being around the band.
He has been a member of a band since the eighth grade, has a passion for music and is excited to be the new director for FCHS.
The 52-member band will be taking part in local, regional and national competitions this school year.
The members can also be seen each week at the high school football games in the stands and on the field during halftime.
Drum major Diamond Gaither has been a member of the band since seventh grade. Now as a senior, she says, “Being a member of the band is hard work, but I enjoy it. It takes a lot of dedication from my each member.”
Edwards agreed with Gaither saying, “Band does take a lot of hard work, and the students have a lot of responsibility because they run the organization. I have a good group of students who are really hard working and make my job easy.”
This year’s Golden Griffin Marching band is 90 percent sophomores and freshmen. Edwards has two assistant directors Jerry Small and Amos Walker who work with the band as well. Walker is also the band director for the Fairfield Middle School.