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Chamberlain and Sickles bands perform as ‘Chickles’

There is no Chickles High School. But on Friday, for one night only, through an unusual alignment of variables, there will be a Chickles High School Band. It all started because the band directors at the two schools are married. Keith and Amanda Griffis have conducted joint outings for their leaders — where the name “Chickles” was born — and they schedule practices at the same time so they can get home at night to spend time together.


Chamberlain High School band director Amanda Griffis directs her band before halftime at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Sickles band director Keith Griffis directs his band before halftime at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Chamberlain freshman Romaine Miller plays the clarinet in heavy rain during halftime along with Sickles students at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Sickles senior Julia Lampert, 17, celebrates after a tackle made by Sickles football team in a game against Chamberlain at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Students hold wet tubas after playing in heavy rain during halftime at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Sickles students play clarinet during a football game against Chamberlain at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.
BRONTE WITTPENN | Times Sickles sophomore Azavier McNeill, 15, yells the words of a song while playing in the stands during a football game against Chamberlain at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.
Students from Sickles and Chamberlain High Schools play together in heavy rain during halftime at Sickles High School in Tampa on Friday, August 17, 2018.

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