Malaysia Smith, who plays trombone in the Greenville High School Tiger “Pride” Marching Band, helps clean the band concessions stand at the GHS football field. (Mollie S. Waters | The Standard)
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The Greenville High School football field is not the only thing getting an upgrade in preparation for the upcoming football season.
On Saturday, members of the GHS Tiger “Pride” Marching Band and the GHS Band Boosters Association worked on the band concessions stand to give it a facelift.
According to Tammie Smith, who heads the GHS band concessions committee, the upgrades to the concessions stand were needed.
“We want the concessions stand to have a fresh new look,” said Smith.
Smith’s two youngest daughters, twins Danaysia and Malaysia Smith, were on-hand to assist with the clean-up process.
“We hope it will look like a brand new building,” said Malaysia Smith, who plays trombone in the band.
“If it looks good, then it will draw people in,” added Danaysia Smith, who works in the concessions stands. “It will help with sales.”
Dale Gates, President of the GHS Band Boosters Association, also said the concessions stand needed the work. He believes the changes in the concessions stand will keep with the band’s theme of new beginnings for this year.
“We have new uniforms, so it is a new day for the band,” said Gates. “Our band may be small, but we have a lot of talent. We are ready to watch it start growing.”
While the band does have many new additions this year, some band parents are looking forward to upgrading even more, especially to the instrument category.
“I think we are going to have some good fundraisers this year,” said Sandra Davis. “The band needs some new equipment to match those new uniforms.”
The GHS Tiger “Pride” Marching Band concessions stand will be fully operational for the scrimmage game on Aug. 18, when GHS takes on Stanhope Elmore High School.