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Grant County wins grand champion honors at Beechwood festival


Grant County Marching Band premiered its 2012 repertoire left/right at Beechwood High School in Ft. Mitchell on  Sept. 8, under the direction of band directors David and Joann Owens. As the band entered the field at 4 p.m. to compete in class AAAA preliminary competition, this was the official beginning of the end for 16 senior band members and the start of a tradition for others. Grant County was the only band to perform in its class during preliminary competition but that didn’t keep them from trying to be the best band that they could be. After their preliminary performance, Grant County Marching Band was sitting in first place overall.
In finals competition, Grant County competed head-to-head against Nicholas County, Ryle High School, Campbell County and Dixie Heights High School. Drawing the last spot of the evening, Grant took to the field at 9:30 p.m. under the lights of the stadium. The roaring crowd cheered on the band as they marched their way to their first Grand Champion performance of the season.
Grant County will perform at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Campbell County Middle School.
(Story and photos submitted by Annette Crimmins)

WHS band earns fourth

The Williamstown Band of Spirit competed in the Bourbon County Invitational at Bourbon County High School on Sept. 8.  This years show, titled “What is Art?”,  received all preliminary awards in Class A: Best Music, Best Visual and Best Effect; along with the Class A First Place trophy.  
At the close of the evening all 11 bands performed in finals where the Band of Spirit placed fourth overall.  Grand Champion went to Lafayette, with Eastern High School receiving the Reserve Grand Champion trophy and Boyle County finishing just ahead in third place.
The Williamstown Band of Spirit’s next competition is Saturday Sept. 15 at Eastern High School in Louisville. Preliminary competition begins at approximately 12:15pm.  
(Story submitted by Vicki Brown and photos by Kathy Shoemaker.)