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Edmond high school marching band members getting up early

Right: Color guard members twirl flags during an early-morning marching band practice at Edmond Memorial High School. [PHOTOs BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Right: Color guard members twirl flags during an early-morning marching band practice at Edmond Memorial High School. [PHOTOs BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]

EDMOND — Marching bands across Edmond and the rest of Oklahoma are getting up early for practice so they will be ready for this year's football season.

Students with a talent for playing brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, plus color guard members and twirlers, have been on the field practicing since before school started.

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<p>Edmond Memorial High School marching band members are seen during a morning practice. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]</p>
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Edmond Memorial High School marching band members are seen during a morning practice. [PHOTO BY PAUL HELLSTERN, THE OKLAHOMAN]  

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Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›

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