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Breaking News: Weekend Band Competition Results

Junior Sid Choudhurry plays his drum in the parking lot while he waits for the band's bus to arrive. Photo by Haley Bell

Photo by Haley Bell

Over the weekend the East marching band competed in the Festival of Champions at the University of Central Missouri with 25 other marching bands.

This year the East band placed 18th out of 25. Senior and drum major Jessie Peterson explained that it is not where she hoped they would place at the end of the season, but the experience made it fun overall.

There were six different divisions based on size of band that could be competed in, placing East in the second largest division. Sophomore Nat Nitsch explained that the band performs one of their half time performances with the dance team during the day on Saturday, watch the other schools perform and then eat dinner together.

“It actually went really well,” Nitsch said. “Sometimes at festivals, things go wrong, like food not arriving or the show going really badly, but nothing bad happened, and our show ran well.”

“The bus rides are always a highlight,” Peterson said. “It’s neat to see the other bands perform, being in a real stadium is so cool and also nerve wracking, and personally I am really proud of how far we have come this season – especially considering how many younger players we have.”

 

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