As the summer wound to a close, Tulane University Marching Band members braved sweltering heat and high humidity to practice their art on the uptown campus. The band assembled at Brown Field for a week's worth of music rehearsals and marching practice in mid-August before the start of the fall semester. Photos by Rusty Costanza.
Zach St. Pierre leads the Tulane University Marching Band (TUMB) in stretches before their annual Band Camp recently on Brown Field.
Samuel Tyree holds his trombone in position.
Rhiannon Gudge readies her flute for the next note.
Joscelyn Caldwell and other clarinetists practice movements during camp.
MaKenzie Lemon, left, wearing a tropical-patterned shirt that matches the August climate, performs with the rest of the saxophonists.
Damien Cameron, front right, practices footwork and marching with TUMB while playing the flute.
Liz Morgan, front left, practices on Brown Field.
Color Guard member Ava Lange twirls her flag while practicing with TUMB.
Franklin Stanley practices with the percussion section.
Owen Kidd and Justice Alcantar practice their formations during camp.