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Corp style is a heel-toe style of march
ing, which resembles walking. The high-
stepping style, currently in vogue at
EC5U, involves liftingthe legs and accen
tuating the steps.
JoAnn Johnikins said her interest in
band beg^n in high school. She played
with marching bwds for five years be
fore coming to ECSU, she said.
Qverie Bloimt, a junior clarinet player,
said she joined the Viking band b^use
of "the up to date songs and the high-
stepping style of marching."
In addition to deepening their appre
ciation for music, and polishing their per-
fonningddlls,band students saybeingin
the band provides a valuable sense of
camaradarie, and teaches them how to
work together with other people.
"Being in the band helps make me
moreoutgoing," said Mario Dove, a fresh
man trumpet player. "I participate more
in school fimctions, and it helps me build
a foundation of friends."
"The band is a lot of hard work," said
Michael Johnson, a freshman trombone
player, "but in the end I think if s worth
Marching Band should contact either Dr.
Gary Callahan in room 103 Williams Hall
or Mr. L. Anthony Johnson in room 101
Williams Hall for full information about
how to join.
Pholo by Gary Brinn
Alec Harding warms up before playing his horn of the Band Extravaganza.
Pholo by Gary Brinn
band plays "Never Satisfied” during the Marching Band Extravaganza.
ECSU officials cancelled classes cam-
pus-v/ide Monday Nov. 23 after a tor
nado touched down east of the campus,
downing power lines, splintering build
ings, and nurling a 28,000 pound school
bus 150 yards.
Twenty junior hi^ school students
were injured after tne bus was tossed
from Weeksville Road onto the campus,
The students were treated for broken
bones, bruises and other injuries at
The tornado, touching down about
7:20 a.m. Monday, cut a swath of damage
from the southwest edge of town to the
Hardest hit was Winslow Acres and
EdgemontDrive where three homes were
destroyed and dozens more sustained
damage, including the home of ECSU
faculty members Carlton and Venus
The tornado damaged 55 homes in the
city, according to Elizabeth City Major
James Harrington, and left 6^XX) dty resi
dents withoutpower. He estimated dam
age at $5 million.
Albemarle Hospital called in 100 per
sonnel to handle the emergency room,
and volunteers worked with parents and
relatives of victims.
Qtyemployeesand volunteers worked
rovind the clock, clearing debris from
public roads and residences hit by the
The Kermit. E. White building at ECSU
served as a control center for law officers,
the Salvation Army, and other rescue
groups aiding the victims.