Band earns accolades at Small Town Big Sound festival

Making their way up the ranks, the marching band got second place in the 5A division and and first place for general effect on September 28, 2019. It was the first of many contests on the schedule this fall. 

“It felt really great to be back on the field,” junior Jeremy McCrorey said. “It was fun performing with all my friends again.”

This is also a big year for the band because its is a state year. For others, this was their very first contest and they were nervous. The band placed second in 5A at the contest.

“When I heard we got second place was something I’ve never felt before.” freshman Melissa Maldonado said. “I was nervous but extremely proud of all our hard work.”

It was busy week for the band. The football game in Lufkin had them returning after midnight. They had to be back at school at 7:15 in the morning the next day. 

“We worked really hard for awhile and put a lot of effort into learning all the choreography, timing, and drill but it was all worth it in the end,” sophomore Jayden Powell said.