By Ashley Rader
Counts for formation positions rang out through the air at Elizabethton High School this week as members of the Betsy Band prepare for their 2013 season.
During the week-long band camp, the 140 members of the Betsy Band have spent multiple hours each day completing intense practices and preparation sessions, learning the steps and music for a show that will pay special tribute to their hometown.
The show, “Our Town,” will highlight Elizabethton and its residents.
EHS Band Director Perry Elliott explained he drew inspiration for the show from the play “Our Town” by Thorton Wilder.
“It is about what a wonderful place Elizabethton is and what wonderful people live in Elizabethton,” Elliott said.