Tigers will once again march through the forest.

June 15, 2022

Tigers will once again march through the forest.

Tiger Pride is a presentation of Shelby Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

ROTHBURY — The Shelby High School Marching Band will once again march through the Electric Forest Festival to earn money for new equipment.

The band is slated to perform Saturday, June 25, some time between from 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., said Director Erin Ray. An exact time and location has yet to be announced.

The band will perform “Play That Funky Music,” “Alive and Amplified” and “Dance Again.”

“The band is primarily current graduated seniors and alumni,” said Ray. “We have some younger students to fill in the instrumental gaps and can only take around 50 at the maximum. 

“Shelby first started performing in 2009. The first two years were with our jazz band. After taking a couple years off, the marching band made an appearance and was a success.

“2019 would have been the band’s 10th year at the forest, but unfortunately was canceled due to COVID-19. The alumni band is excited for our 2022 comeback.”

Since the band’s involvement with the program, the EF performances have raised about $70,000 for the band. “This covered things such as our piano lab, new uniforms, and our Yamaha bass clarinets.”

Some of the musicians also receive a free wristband in exchange for their performance. “Tickets are limited, but we have enough to provide for newly graduated seniors and some alumni — first come, first serve.”

Electric Forest Festival, which attracts tens of thousands of people from across the US and beyond, is set for June 23-26 at the Double JJ Resort.

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