When Fresno State’s Bulldog Marching Band plays during this Homecoming weekend, Sara Kendrick will be rockin’ her baritone saxophone with the other spirited students. But she doesn’t hear the sounds she or her bandmates are making because she’s deaf.

With the help of an interpreter, by watching the conductor and memorizing and practicing her moves, Kendrick plays in tune and on tempo, while marching in step.

Haley Lambert tells Kendrick’s story in the Sept. 28 edition of The Collegian, Fresno State’s student newspaper.