Sunday, October 08, 2006

Some really good news for the marching band

The marching band (at present known as the Bear Brigrade, but that name is supposed to be changing) had two competitions this past weekend and so were on the road a good bit. I got to the second competition right as the last AA class band was performing; which is great, because the AAA and AAAA bands were to follow (we performed in AAAA at the second competition).

Upon arriving, we got to see the awards for the A and AA bands - cool looking costumes on one of the groups and it has inspired a short story for a contest -

After that, we watched all the AAA and AAAA bands perform, we were the last performing group before the exhibition band (school sponsoring the competition) and the awards. Our band placed 3rd out of 4 teams competing with the difference between first and third only being 0.95 points - we scored (I think) a 90.3 and the first place band was 91.25 - so not much room to make too much difference on the scores. We also took best drumline and best color guard (or front line as it is called sometimes)

So we had to wait around until the first competition's awards and had a person phone us to tell us the results - and (drumroll please) - we took best drumline, best colorguard, and best hornline and first place. We also took Silver Grand Champions in classes 1 - 4A bands - first time in our school's history of taking the Grand Champion at a competition -

Last week at our first competition, we also took best drumline and 3rd place with the difference between first and third only being 1.85 points - we scored an 88.9, second place scored an 89.3 and first place was a 90.75 - so as you can see these scores are very close and the bands are high quality in competitions

So congrats to our school for achieving a first - almost sweeping the categories of extra trophies and doing a great job performing twice in the same day - E :)

1 comment:

Rain-drop said...

Wait, you're in a band?

All the 'A' letters...whoa. Congrats on the best drumline and 3rd place and Silver Grand wins! That must feel good!

Band is very impressive. I always wonder how they can do all that work and have homework and other stuff besides (referring to highschool bands).

So this is a school band, not a rock band, I'm thinking. lol.

Your daughter is in band, right? I'm sortof befuddled by all of this, since you go straight into it with no explanation...

But it is nice to see a nonwriting post. Not that I dislike writing posts, of course I love writing posts, but it's neat to have an eye in your nonwriting life, too.