Claremore Daily Progress

November 1, 2012

CHS Marching Band presents 8th annual Glow Show during Friday’s Senior Night

Mark Friedel
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — The Claremore High School Marching Band will end the 2012 Zebra football season with a bang, as students present the 8th annual Glow Show Friday at Lantow Field.

Seniors will be introduced to the crowd during pre-game activities and the performance will begin immediately following the game. 
“There is truly no better show in town,” said Debbie Gunkel, Membership Coordinator for the Claremore Band Boosters. “The Glow Show is a crowd favorite as well as the students favorite to perform,” she said.
The idea was brought to Claremore when Band Director Kevin Couch took position in 2004.  
“During the first few years, students were asked to bring glow sticks to decorate their uniforms and instruments,” said Gunkel.  “Some students hardly had any glow sticks while others were lit up like a Christmas tree.”
Gunkel said to make the show more symetrical, band members now pay a fee for the glowing decorations so everyone is similarly outfitted.  The band boosters provide the accessories for purchase.
“This year, the boosters purchased LED gloves which can be reused for the following years,” she said. 
Each year, Couch researches new light decorations to change up the show for the fans.  The entire second half of the game is spent decorating while playing the Zebra fight song.
“The band gets pretty crazy with it,” said Couch.  “It seems to be growing every year and we really appreciate the fan’s support.”
“We look forward to seeing those in attendance stick around to honor these students, he said.” 
Along with the Pride of Claremore, WRJH students will perform “Oklahoma.”  Junior High band members are also invited to sit with the band during the second half of the game to help tape and play.