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WHS Band of Spirit qualifies for state quarterfinals

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Name of competition:  Shelby County Showcase of Bands

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Location and date:  Shelby County high school; Shelbyville, Kentucky

Ranking and any awards:   Williamstown received Best Music, Best Visual, Best Effect, Best Percussion, Best Guard, and first place Band in Class A with a score of 62.55.  WHS was the only band in their class.  In prelims, the WHS Band of Spirit was fifth overall out of 13 bands (regardless of class) with a score of 62.55.   In the finals, the WHS Band of Spirit was fifth overall out of 10 bands with a score of 64.  The WHS Band of Spirit was approximately 1 point from third place.  Louisville Male was the Reserve Grand Champion with a score of 66.05.  Henry Clay was the Grand Champion with a score of 67.2.

Names and number of bands participating: Henry, Martha Lane Collins, North Oldham, Southern, John Hardin, Anderson, Pleasure Ridge, Bullitt, Male. Dupont, Henry Clay and Ballard
Score: 64, which qualifies the band for the KMEA State Marching Band Championships quarterfinals

How do you feel about the performance?:  It was a great second weekend! So proud of the students, parents, and the “Band of Spirit” Nation. We had some jitters during the first performance but the finals show was fantastic!  It was possible for us to have moved up to third place in the finals. The scores were tight between fifth and third.

What areas need to be improved and how do you feel the band is doing at this point in the season?:  We need to keep cleaning and adding some elements to maximize our performance!

Date, location and name of next competition:  Conner Classic Mid-States Show.