Panther Pride Marching Band Participates at Competition

By:  Rebecca Hudson, Contributing Writer

On Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, October 21, the Centralia Panther Pride Marching Band attended band competition. Overall, they won seven trophies.

The Centralia Panther Pride Marching Band participated at Monroe City Competition on October 14 and won two trophies. In parade performance, the band earned outstanding color guard and, in field, they placed third overall.

On the 21st, the band traveled to Southern Boone and won five trophies. The band won first place in parade competition, outstanding percussion and outstanding color guard. The band received first place in field competition and was 1.5 points away from acquiring overall grand champion.

For the rest of the school year, Kim Neighbors and the band will prepare for concert band, pep band and district competitions. Neighbors is excited about how the band will perform at the competitions next year. Neighbors said her favorite part about marching season is, “The bond that the band family develops from working so closely with each other. I also love that moment of satisfaction when the show comes together cleanly and you can tell all the hard work has paid off.”