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Name of competition: Beechwood Festival of Bands
Location and date: Sept. 7 at Beechwood High School, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky
Ranking and any awards: Preliminary competition - first place and swept in all Captions; third place Overall in finals competition and won Best Visual Performance and Overall Effect Captions
Names and number of bands participating: Six bands - Class 4A - Mercer, Grant County
Class 5A - Ryle (Reserve Grand Champion), Dixie, Campbell County and Eastern High School (Grand Champion)
Score: Finals performance score was 61.1
How do you feel about the performance?: “I felt good about both runs, we had some issues but nothing surprising. Considering it was our first show and how we finished, I was very pleased,” Band Director David D. Owens said.
What areas need to be improved and how do you feel the band is doing at this point in the
season?: “We accomplished all the goals we had in mind,” Owens said.
Date, location and name of next competition: Sept.14 at the Campbell County High School
Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival. The preliminary competition begins at 2:45 p.m.