Marching Band Competes Throughout Fall

Kyli Hass, Staff

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The Pride Marching competed in four competitions this fall.

The group competed in the Mount Pleasant Marching Invitational, placing seventh; the Linn-Mar Marching Invitational, placing seventh; the Marion Marching Invitational, placing sixth; and State Marching Band, earning a Division II. They faced anywhere from five to eight schools in class 3A.

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Color guard member Gabrielle Schuman (10) waves around her flag with a smile on her face.

Their main accomplishment was marching and playing the music by memory. “The music was more difficult this year, especially for the freshmen,” director Mark Philgreen said. “The music is different from what they played in middle school.”

The color guard and the drum major wore red and black costumes, complementing the Spanish theme. According to Philgreen, past show choir costumes were used for the Color Guard, eliminating the need to purchase costumes.

“Tristan (Voelker’s) drum major outfit was like a bullfighter’s, to fit the style of music,” Philgreen said.

Senior Alyx Schiltz enjoyed the band season. “My favorite part was the friendships I built with the people and being able to play the music correctly,” Schiltz said. “It was fun.”

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