Band Competes in Marching Contests

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Photo by: Jesika Miller

The band marches during halftime at the Chapel Hill game. “We have such a difficult drill,” sophomore Maddi Farmer said. “I think we did really well tonight.”

Christian Wynne, Staff Writer

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The marching band competed in contests on Oct. 9 and 16 where they received division one ratings.  They will compete at state on Oct. 26.

I am very proud of the band and their accomplishments,” head band director Steven Moore said. “This contest was the first step in getting us ready for UIL Region and State Contest.  We still have improvements we need to make but we are heading in the right direction.”

The band placed received a first division rating and placed first in military at the contest on Oct. 9. Then, on Oct. 16, they received a division 1 rating at the official UIL contest.

I am so excited to see our band perform to our best abilities,” head drum major Kaitlyn Groth said. “Practicing everything as many times as we can will help [us] prepare.”

 The ranking system for bands is from one to five, with one being the best score while five is the worst score. If the band earns a one, they advance to the state level competition. 

“I am so excited and nervous for this weekend,” sophomore Zoe Bosick said. “I really want us to get a one so we can to go state.”