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Band receives straight ones at competition

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The band prepares to march onto the McNeese field before competition.

The band prepares to march onto the McNeese field before competition.

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The band prepares to march onto the McNeese field before competition.

Sydney Bowman, Writer

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Last Wednesday, the Battlin’ Bear Band performed in the UIL marching competition at McNeese State University and received straight ones for their performance.

The band practices every day after school and during the summer, but when Harvey struck, it put the band three weeks behind in preparation for the show.

“Before, during, and after Harvey, everyone just wanted to work hard and do better and that’s just what we did,” junior drum major Erika Cook said. 

Receiving straight ones means that three of the judges thought that the band did superior in marching, musicality, and visual effects.

“The devastation of Harvey gave us a lot less time to prepare but we were still able to pull the rabbit out of the hat and perform a great show,” senior band captain Tommy Holland said. 

Each year, the band continues to grow and improve. Last year, the band advanced to the State marching competition and placed 11th, one point away from the State finals. This was a huge step from the previous State year, where the band placed 19th.

“Each year you should try to get better and strive for the next best thing,” senior drum captain Ryder Huffman said. 

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