By Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor
Morgan County High School (MCHS) achieved three first place wins at the 37th Annual Greater Atlanta Marching Festival (GAMF) at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Ga. The MCHS Band won first place in the Class 4A category, which is for marching bands with more than 95 members. The MCHS Color Guard also won first place and MCHS Junior Brittany Thomas, won first place for best drum major. “The students represented our community in a first-class fashion and performed with very high energy. They held themselves accountable for a great performance,” said Jeffrey Rowser, MCHS band director. “We took home a huge trophy as our prize.” The MCHS band pleased the crowd with their Disneyland-and-Hollywood-themed performance. Their musical numbers included “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” from Disney’s live action movie, Song of the South, and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,’ from Disney’s Mary Poppins. The Band also performed “A Step in Time,” as a salute to Mary Poppins. The band’s big finishing number was “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “Hooray for Hollywood.” “We are very proud of our students and we hope we can continue with this success and continue to represent our school well,’ said Rowser. The MCHS band is headed to another competition at Creekview High School in Canton Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 25.