Tri-Village News

Moment in time

Carolyn Ritter, drum major for the 1952-53 Grandview Heights High School marching band, is pictured here as she leads the band onto the field at the high school stadium. A sea of blue and white marching band members entertained the spectators with their spirited music, fancy dance steps and intricate formations, led by director J.W. Byrnes. The band's skillful performance was the result of many hours of practice from the time of summer band camp to the last game of the season. Their maneuvers were enhanced by the performance of Ritter and seven other majorettes. The formations included a salute to music, a salute to the school and spectators, and the Loyalty song, "We're loyal to you Grandview High."