October 19, 2021

Marching Braves Get Superior Ratings at Peach State Festival

(Written by: Sophomore Flautist Erica Hendrix)

The Heard County Marching Braves performed at Haralson County’s Golden River Marching Competition on October 15th and impressed the judges with their show entitled “Ladies Night.”

The show is opened with “Ladies Night”, followed by “American Woman”, “Beth”, “Elvira”, “Mambo No. 5”, “Brick House”, “Maria”, and closes with “Proud Mary”.

The band has worked for many hours since June on their competition show and after performing on Saturday, they felt very proud and confident that they had impressed the judges.

The Marching Braves received superior ratings in color guard, overall band, and drum major, while earning excellent ratings in percussion.

Drum majors Rebecca Heard and Michael Huddleston placed second in the AA division, color guard placed third, and the band got second overall.

Rebecca stated, “I am very pleased with how the competition went. We have worked so hard since the last competition and I feel like it all paid off. The band did such an amazing job Saturday and made me extremely proud.”

The band also competed at the Peach State Marching Festival in Rome, i on October 22, which was their final competition for the season. After long practices and rehearsals, the band felt ready to do their best performance yet.

The judges were pleased with the show and drum majors, color guard, percussion, and overall band received straight ones, which is considered superior.

Every member of the band felt extremely proud and excited about the scores. Rookie snare drum player, Alex Jones, exclaims, “We worked extra hard this week to earn ones and we are all ecstatic about this accomplishment. This is a young band and we are proof of what is to come”.

As the competition season ends, the Marching Braves are preparing for Senior Night, which will be this Friday November 4th at Staples Stadium.

All of the seniors have contributed so much to the band, and will leave big shoes to be filled. They are proud of how far this young band has come, and expect to see greater things out of everyone in the future.

Each senior will be missed, but the band thanks them for their hard work, dedication, and the great impact that is left on each young musician. (Photos Courtesy of Tammy Young Carroll)



  1. Gary Jones says

    I am so proud of all the band members. Each of you have come a long way since those long, hot summer band camp days. Keep up the GREAT work!

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