MHS band students learn from the best

Oregon Crusaders Band (Photo Source: WTOK-TV)
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- Some local band students got a chance to experience some of the best-of-the-best in marching today.

The Oregon Crusaders practiced at Meridian High School as they get ready for a competition in Drum Corps International. The group rehearsed for a contest Wednesday night at the University of Southern Mississippi. The Meridian High school band students have been practicing at band camp, and their director says it's a great way to see the proper techniques of marching.

"The things that we teach them, this is a good model and a good example for them, basically seeing it done. You can pretty much consider it the major league of marching," said Antonio Altman, director of bands at Meridian High School.

The Meridian High band will host a band camp showcase this Friday at 7 p.m. at the school.