July 24, 2014

Marching Braves Earn Superior Ratings

Article and Photo Courtesy of THE WARCRY

Written by: Ivy Hyatt

(Rome,GA) – On October 27, the Heard County High School Marching Braves attended the Peach State Competition. It was held at Barron Stadium in Rome, Georgia.

The band performed their show that they had practiced for months. The songs in the show included a few Jackson Five songs, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” from The Lion King, “You Can Call Me Al,” by Paul Simon, and “Don’t Stop Believing,” by Journey.

In band competitions, the scores range from one to three. One means superior and it ranges from an 89 to a 100, two stands for excellent and ranges from a 79 to an 88.9, and a three goes from a 78.9 down.

The Marching Braves Seniors and Drum Major

The rankings depend on how well the band, percussion, color guard, and drum majors perform. At the band’s previous competition, River Ridge, the drum major scored a one, color guard got a one, band overall scored a two, and percussion made a two.

There were twenty-four bands in total attending the Peach State Competition. The Marching Braves are in the AA division. There were seven other bands in their division. The band scored a one, percussion scored a two, the drum major made a one, and color guard scored a one. This was their last competition for the season.

Erica Hendrix, drum major, states, “I am super proud of the band for their hard work this week. It all paid off. I appreciate all of the seniors for everything, and we are all going to miss them next year! I believe this competition was a very memorable experience for everyone. I am so proud of all of our achievements.”

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