Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Band qualifies for post season competition

J-E News Editor
Wearing karate gi instead of traditional uniforms and marching atop a tatami mat without an evident field commander, the Webster County High School band has changed the way we look at marching bands. The change seems to have paid off as the Trojans finished second overall in competition on Saturday at Hopkins Central and qualified for regional post season competition with their show entitled “Ninja”.

In just his third season as band director, Nathan Clark has seen the WCHS marching band grow from only a dozen or so members on the first day of camp in August of 2012 to a band that competes week after week against bands of all sizes. On Saturday the class AA Trojans defeated the West Creek Coyotes (5A) from Clarksville, TN with a score of 73.55 to 62.75.
When asked how the band had improved and grown so much in such short a time, Clark only said, “Ask the band kids, they’re the ones who did it.”
Webster County is scheduled to compete at 7:15 p.m. this Saturday at McLean County High School in Calhoun and then they are scheduled to compete at Madisonville North Hopkins High School on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
The Class AA West Regional competition will be held in Muhlenberg County on October 25, 2014.

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