The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Homepage

November 23, 2012

Former AHS band members are friends, foes at Iron Bowl time

ATHENS — Saturday’s Iron Bowl will be a test for six former Athens High School friends. It will test their ability to be joyful, but not gloating, if their team wins one of the biggest college football rivalries of the season.

The AHS grads are all members of either the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band or the Auburn University Marching Band – three in each band. They include Alabama band members Kelly Galuska, alto sax; Bethany Bruce, trumpet; and David Vaughn, alto sax; and Auburn band members Cady Hobson, Meghan Miller and Brettlyn Currier, all of whom play clarinet.

The group gathered Wednesday at Athens High Stadium so they could have a photograph made together in case they didn’t get a chance to do it on Iron Bowl day, Bruce told The News Courier.

“We try to get together as much as we can,” said Bruce, who is in her first year with the Alabama band. “I’ve met so many great people and I’ve enjoyed getting to play and hang out with people during games.”

Next to an SEC Championship game, the Iron Bowl is considered the game of the season for Alabama and Auburn fans.  With The Crimson Tide considered a  3 1.5-point favorite, the pressure is on the Tigers this year.

Auburn Coach Gene Chizik already said this week that his team knows “this is a one-game season.”

Bruce said the key to getting along in a mixed crowd like theirs is moderation.

“We joke with each other about the game, but we are nice about it — nothing really harsh,” she said. “It’s kind of hard. You want to make people laugh but not make them upset.”

The game starts at 2:30 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

1
Text Only
Top Local News
Today's Local Feature
State and Nation
Local Sports

Sports
Lifestyles
Calendar of Events
  • Limestone Ledger 8/1/14

    TODAY
    Walking Horse Show
    The third annual Sam Gibbons Walking Horse Show is 6 p.m. Friday at the Sheriff's Rodeo Arena. More information: Sandy Thompson 256-771-7578.

    August 1, 2014

  • Church Bulletin 8/1/14
Obituaries
Business Marquee
Weather Radar
Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.