MCHS Band Headed to Hollywood

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By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Managing Editor

All the hard work and practice of the Morgan County High School band is paying off. The Marching Bulldogs Won first place Drum Major, second place Band, second place Drumline, and second place Colorguard at the band competition at Creekview High School in Canton Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 25. Prior to those wins, the MCHS Band 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. After earning a string of “superior” ratings during band competitions in recent weeks, the MCHS band is now preparing for a once-in-lifetime trip to Hollywood, Ca. to represent Morgan County in Hollywood Christmas Parade on Nov. 30. “The band is putting its finishing touch on the Hollywood Christmas Parade Trip coming up on November 28,” said Jeffrey Rowser, band director. “Our competition season was incredibly awesome! The students continue to score ‘SUPERIOR’ ratings as the highest school available and in the ending competition of the year.” The MCHS band was chosen from thousands of high schools across the nation to participate in this nationally viewed parade. “It is such an honor to be selected for this,” said Rowser. The five-day trip costs $1400 per student and over 120 students are signed up to go. The band will not only get to participate in the parade, but go to Disneyland and tour the city. “We have a packed itinerary. It’s going to be an amazing trip for these kids,” said Rowser. “The trip make’s this year’s band camp extra special as we prepare the music for this year.” “The band of Morgan County has a history of excellence and my job is to sustain that with the performances we do. We want to help keep music alive here in Morgan County,” said Rowser. Rowser has been impressed with the quality musicians in the MCHS Band this year. “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 Rowser. “We are very proud of our students and we hope we can continue with this success and continue to represent our school well.”

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