CHS Marching Band’s Successful Season Comes to an End

By: Hannah Pendergrast, Contributing Writer

Marching toward victory, the CHS band received a total of seven trophies over the course of three competitions this season. 

At the Macon Marching Festival, the band’s first competition on September 21, 2019, they placed second in field and parade and first in color guard. The CHS band participated in a big competition on October 12 at CMU and came very close to earning a trophy. The band brought home four trophies after competing at their last competition at Southern Boone on October 19. They placed first in parade, fourth in color guard and fifth in field. They also received an award for “Best Marching Visuals” in the parade competition. 

Kim Neighbors, CHS band teacher and director, was very enthusiastic about the accolades the band earned his marching season. She reported that the CHS band has worked hard, coming in for early morning practices four days a week in addition to practicing in class. 

Neighbors voiced that her favorite part about the marching season is when the hard work begins to pay off and the show “starts clicking.” She said, “The marching season has been a steady race the entire time. Each week, we kept making huge improvements. We have conquered some extremely difficult songs and marching drills.”

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