Several high school bands hit Right Notes in competition

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Several Williamson County high school bands are hitting the right marks and gaining regional recognition.

The Franklin Band competed in the Bands of America (BOA) Indianapolis Super Regional from October 22-23 and placed twelfth out of 64 groups from six states. Their halftime show, Lucy, earned them third place in class AAA in the preliminaries and second place in the final. The Franklin Band will advance to compete in the 2021 Bands of America Grand Nationals from November 11-13.

“As we progress towards the Grand Nationals, we will strive to improve our practice and performance,” said FHS group manager Jacob Campos.

On October 30, five WCS high schools participated in the Austin Peay State University Mid-South Marching Invitational. Ravenwood High took first place overall, with Brentwood and Summit High Schools ranking second and third respectively. All five WCS groups received top marks from the judges.

“Throughout the season, I have been impressed with the performance and skill demonstrated by all of our groups,” said Mark Kinzer, Director of Fine Arts for WCS. “It’s good to see our groups achieve high levels of excellence in performance.”

In the 2A classification, Independence High took second place in the Visual Caption and Color Guard Caption categories. In the same division, Page High’s group took first place for musical and percussion subtitles, as well as third place for visual and Color Guard subtitles.

In the 4A rating, Brentwood High placed first in the Visual Caption categories and third in the Music Caption, Percussion Caption and Color Guard Caption categories. Ravenwood High placed first in Color Guard Caption and Percussion Caption and also placed second in Music Caption and Visual Caption. Summit High ranked first in the Musical Legend category. The SHS group also placed second in the Percussion Caption and Color Guard Caption categories and also took third place in the Visual Caption category.


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