Marching out with superior scores

Angel Beltran and Talon staff

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After hundreds of hours of hard work, the Marching Eagles’ season has ended on a high note.  The band accomplished its goals for the year getting superior scores in music for their show, but music wasn’t the only thing in which they were exceptional.

The Marching Eagles placed 14th overall in the last competition of the season.  The band scored superior in all categories. Scoring is similar to Olympic scoring where the highest and lowest scores are dropped, and the rest are averaged together.

The drum majors won second in the band’s division and fourth overall. The color guard placed third in the division.  Etowah’s percussion section won the Outstanding Pit Crew award.

There were some minor problems the band overcame. At the competition, the announcer forgot to say that the marchers could take the field, but after a few seconds of confusion, the marchers understood the problem and preformed the show.

“I remember that it was super hot that day, which was weird. Bu we did a fantastic job and ended on a high note, which is a step up from last year,” Steven Long, band director, said.

Even though competition season is over, the band got an extension to its season when the football team made playoffs. However, instead of performing during halftime, the band played stand tunes. Although marching season is over, the band continues to work hard using the comments the judges gave them. The remarks will go toward bettering future concert band performances and next year’s marching band.

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