Strike up the band

Top: Mercer Island High School (MIHS) clarinet section leader Greta Hykes, middle, joined more than 200 students at a sweltering band camp last week. The marching band got a jump on learning music and moves for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York this fall. Bottom: MIHS band director Kyle Thompson gets a welcome cooling off at band camp’s famous dunk tank last week. Photos courtesy of James Jantos