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Looking at the line-up, it almost appeared as if the Grant County High School Marching Band was heading to finals instead of their second competition of the season, as seven of the 10 bands that performed at Madison Central in Richmond on Sept. 18 were KMEA State-finalists in 2009.
In preliminary competition, Grant County competed with fellow 4A band Madison Southern from Berea. When Preliminary awards were announced, Grant County took the percussion caption, while earning first place over Madison Southern in 4A competition and was sitting in third place overall.
Entering the field at 8 p.m., the band was determined, focused and ready to take the field. With an outstanding finals performance, Grant County earned Reserve Grand Champion placement, with Williamstown Band of Spirit taking Grand Champion.
After final awards were announced, the Grant County band headed to the sidelines in support of Williamstown during their encore performance.
On Sept. 25, GCHS Band will not be traveling to a band competition, instead they will be dedicating the day to practice in order to strengthen their show, “Capture the Flag!”
GCHS will be hosting their 10th Annual Band Festival on Oct. 2. Opening Ceremonies begin at 2:45 p.m. and finals performances are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Come out and support the Grant County Band. They will be performing in exhibition at 8:45 p.m.
(Submitted by Annette Crimmins.)