Marching Black Bears continue balloon day tradition

| November 6, 2015

WARSAW – The band room at River View High School was filled with balloons Friday afternoon, Nov. 6 and that could mean only one thing – the Marching Black Bears were state bound.

“Balloon day is the last day before we go to state when we qualify for it,” said Keith Watson, the band director at RVHS. “It’s a tradition that started in the 1990s and has continued on since then. We label everyone’s chairs and the boosters provide one balloon and the rest of this is all provided by family and friends. It’s a lot of fun.”

When the band members came into their band class they all had the opportunity to check out the balloons, flowers and treats that were left for them before hearing words of encouragement from Superintendent Dalton Summers and Principal Chuck Rinkes.

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