Pride of Wylie

Mayor names day after band


photo credit: Addie

Toss up\\ Senior Stephanie Rodriguez tosses a rifle during the second movement, Mass Media, of the state-bound show entitled “Massive.”

writer: Addie Orr, Editor in Chief

Move over Halloween, a new holiday is in town. In a proclamation by Wylie’s Mayor Eric Hogue, Oct. 31 was named Pride of the East day in recognition of their advancement to the UIL 5A State Marching Competition.

“As mayor, one thing I’m picky about is naming days after people. You guys are one of about 10 people I’ve named days after,” Mayor Hogue said. “Today, you are now the POW: the Pride of Wylie.”

Mayor Hogue presented the proclamation at a band rehearsal at Shaffer Stadium the Thursday before they travelled to compete in the Alamodome. The Pride is under the direction of Mr. Greg Hayes, Mr. Adam Bassett, Mrs. Kelsey Dunham, Mr. Alex Fernandez, and Mr. Robert Houpe.

I was kind of surprised. Our band has never gotten that much recognition before so it was pretty exciting getting to have a whole day dedicated to us,” junior drum major Katelynn Oksanen said. 

For more state coverage, see Drum roll pleaseand A Massive State-ment.