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Albion Marching Band plays National Anthem at Indians game

Staff Reports Posted 29 April 2018 at 8:49 pm

Photos courtesy of Marlene Seielstad

CLEVELAND – About 60 members of the Albion Marching Band played the National Anthem on Friday at Progressive Field before the start of Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Indians. Playing the anthem was among the highlights of the band trip. The students and their chaperones left Friday and returned this evening.

The Indians are the long-time favorite team of Michael Thaine, Albion’s high school band director.

Some of the Cleveland Indians players join Slider the mascot in observing the anthem.

In addition to playing the National Anthem and seeing the Indians win 6-5, the band played in the cold at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday. They also toured the site and met Gene Simmons, star of the band Kiss, and were able to say hello to Jarvis Landry, the new coveted wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.

Students also visited the Cleveland Zoo and went on a dinner cruise.

Cassie Serafin, left, Kaitlin Zwifka and the band walk off the field after playing the anthem.

Noah Wadhams plays the sousaphone for the marching band.

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