Madison Central marching band faces the heat

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Many parts of the state are in a heat advisory, but even that won’t stop some people from being outside.

In Madison County, students in marching band just started meeting.

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The band director says heat is something his staff prepares for.

He tells his students getting hydrated the night before and the morning of practice is crucial.

Practice starts at 9 a.m. and goes until noon.

If it’s too hot, the director says he’ll cut practice short or move it to a time when it’ll be cooler.

“We try to teach them to be cautious and we try to be overly cautious ourselves,” said David Jaggie, Madison Central Marching Band Director.

The director encourages his students to eat a snack before they get to practice, but if they don’t he has some available.

There’s also a hydrating station, shaded areas for students to take a break, and two nurses on site.