SHS Marching Band Takes Top Awards

14542477_1253750434647019_7807927355704233205_oThe Shelton High School Marching band, under the direction of Charyl Sagar, won top awards in the Division A competition on Saturday. 

A total of 18 Bands participated in the competition that lasted most of the day and into the evening.  The Marching band placed at the top of Division A, that includes 6 other marching bands, with a First Place rating with a scoring top marks in both Music and Visual Categories with a score of 921 points.  They were also awarded top Honors for Best Marching, Best Music and Best Drum Major.  Drum Major Jacob Schrieber, a Senior, lead the Highclimbers to the top as they performed 3 pieces that tell the story of Hiccup from the movie How to Train your Dragon.

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The 36 bandsman and color guard began practicing the second week of August, before school started, and continue with after school practices 2 days a week though the fall.  The Band can be seen perform during halftime at all home football games.  Their next competition is Saturday, October 22 at the Puget Sound Festival of Bands in Everett, Washington where they hope to sweep their division again.