Mouton, Steen to lead NHS Band as 2016 drum majors

Published 10:30 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NEDERLAND — Alyza Steen and Maggie Mouton are ready to take over the field — as drum majors at Nederland High School.

Steen, a senior, is in her second year as drum major while for Mouton, a junior, this is her first year as drum major.

“I love being in the leadership position, it’s an honor,” Steen said.

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Mouton is equally enthusiastic about the position.

“It’s rewarding to see everyone after we’re done, clapping and complimenting as we keep the legacy of the Golden Pride of the Golden Triangle going,” Mouton said.

As drum majors, the duo leads the band on the field and twirl with the NHS Goldenettes.

Summer has been a busy time as the students began their official duties as drum majors.

“They attended drum majors camp at Kilgore College and did a really great job,” Band Director Greg Rose said of the military style marching drum major camp.

Then on Aug. 1 came summer band where they spent hours marching and practicing, playing instruments and twirling.

Rose said the band is also preparing for the upcoming marching contest.

“We have over 235 students on the roll in band,” Rose said. “This year for marching contest we will perform to War March of the Tartars and American Red Cross March.”

Both drum majors have been taking twirling lessons since they were in elementary school and are enrolled at Twirls and Swirls.

Steen is a member of the Spanish Honor Society and is on the AB honor roll.

Mouton is on the honor roll and band.

The future looks bright for the duo. Steen wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist and Mouton is looking to a career in nursing.

Steen is the daughter of Steve Grossman and Summer Grossman.

Mouton is the daughter of Aric and Lemanie Mouton.

Mary Meaux: 409-721-2429

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