Photo by Gene Deason

Nikki Rush of Coleman High School is among 403 high school students participating in the band leadership camp under way this week at Howard Payne University. In addition to flag corps exercises, musical workshops are under way in specific types of instruments. Corey Ash, director of bands at Howard Payne, said more than 30 high schools are represented at the annual camp, with a strong representation from schools in the Gulf Coast and South Texas areas.