AHS band caps a great season of competition|
|The Antigo High School Marching Red Robins finished its 2013 competitive season with a flourish over the weekend.|
The band took second place in Class AA in the tough State Marching Band Championships, finishing with a score of 75.75.
“Weather was not on our side as we prepared for state and we were the only band in our class that performed in rain,” Director Jeff Dewey said. “But the musicians all persevered and had a fine performance.”
Winning Class AA was Greendale High School, with a score of 88.3. That band also took honors for best musical and visual presentations and color guard.
Rounding out the class were New Berlin Eisenhower, 74.35; Sauk Prairie, 71, also earning honors for best percussion; Whitnall, 64.55; and New Berlin West, 59.95.
The band performed to the music of Aaron Copeland in a technically and musically complex program based on America’s westward expansion. Dewey called it the most ambitious program, by far, in the band’s competitive history.
“I’d like to offer my personal thanks to the staff members and volunteers who helped during the season,” Dewey said. “They were part of the successful season.”
Results from other classes follow:
—Class AAAA: Waukesha North, 90.8, followed by Waukesha West, Oak Creek, Chippewa Falls, Hamilton, Germantown, Mukwonago and Greenfield.
—Class AAA: River Falls, 89.6, followed by Fort Atkinson, Cedarburg, Milton, Merrill, Waukesha South, South Milwaukee and Wauwatosa East.
—Class A: Cumberland, 81.75, followed by Baldwin-Woodville; Cudahy, West DePere, Columbus, Portage and Whitewater.
Franklin High won a first division award in novice class and Marathon second in festival class.
The Marching Red Robins at the state championships.
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