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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:30 am

COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove High School spirit groups will take to Bulldawg Stadium field tonight to strut their stuff for family, friends and area residents.

Spirit Spectacular is a 90-minute show residents don’t want to miss, said Richard Kirkpatrick, Copperas Cove Independent School District deputy superintendent.

“It is a really great performance opportunity,” said Evelyn Binkard, an associate high school band director. “There are people there who support (the students’) efforts.”

The show features performance by the Pride of Cove — the high school’s marching band, the Copperettes, the Cove Cheerleaders, Bulldawg Junior ROTC, and S.C. Lee and Cove Junior High School bands. The Bulldawg football players also will be introduced.

“We are adding to (our marching piece) every time we perform, so there will be a little more than what the crowd got to see last week,” Binkard said, noting those who normally attend football games will get something extra.

Pride of Cove also will play the “Star Spangled Banner” and the Copperas Cove fight song, Binkard said. Another attraction for this show is the junior high bands.

The two bands will combine for the evening and play four pieces for the audience, Binkard said.

Besides letting the spirit groups showcase their talents, the show serves as encouragement for those junior high students, she said.

“A lot of the junior high kids, of course, look forward to high school and this is a great way to see how students that were the immediate peers last year move to the next level,” Binkard said. “It is a great opportunity to show the younger students their potential and help encourage their musical involvement into high school as well.”

Kirkpatrick encouraged everyone to come out and see the groups take center field.

“If you don’t leave there with some pep in your step, you probably missed something,” he said.

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