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Strike up the band! Grant County Marching Band earns Grand Reserve Champion title

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By Annette Crimmons

The weather was perfect in Richmond, as nine marching band took to the field at the Madison Central Tournament of Bands on Sept. 17. For the first time this season, Grant County went head to head against another 4A band in preliminary competition. While the band didn’t capture the captions for percussion and guard in the preliminary round against John Hardin, they did win first in their class.  

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Winning their first class, Grant County knew that they had to step up their game as they were in second place behind Boyle County High School of Danville, by more than one point. Grant drew the sixth performance spot for finals, leaving them to out-perform the band they were earlier in the day. Grant County took to the field with an even better performance than they displayed earlier in the day, cinching the Reserve Grand Champion title by .3 behind Boyle County.  

Grant County will be traveling to Mason County High School in Maysville on Sept. 24. They will compete head-to-head in 4A competition against Paul Blazer High School.

On Oct. 1, Grant County High School will host its 11th Annual Festival of Bands competition. Williamstown “Band of Spirit” will be competing in class 1A competition and Grant County will be performing in exhibition, followed by a special performance by the University of the Cumberlands band.