After rehearsing for two hours a day, three days a week for the entire school year, the 24-member Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band is making final preparations to perform as the season opener at the Lurman Woodland Theatre on June 2.
“It’s the culmination of our year,” said band co-director Jim Wharton. “It’s so great for the kids to get to play for the community and be recognized by the community.”
The band, Wharton said, is made up of students in every grade. After intermission, they invite alumni to join them for the second half of the performance, which begins at 6 p.m.
“People really do look out for each other in this group. It’s like being on a team; you’re in a group that works many years together,” Wharton said.
The Catonsville students are just one of more than two dozen bands scheduled to perform at the Lurman, located behind Catonsville High School, on weekends from June 2-Aug. 26.