Band attains superior rating at tournament

Mikey Kahoe, Sports Editor

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The Revere High School marching band placed sixteen out of twenty teams at the Bands of America competition, and then went on to earn a one at the state competition.

At the Bands of America competition the band performed first in windy, forty degree weather. They earned a score of 2 which is the second highest possible score a band can receive. Section leader of the percussion Carter Greulich commented on the effects the weather had on them.

“The temperature, plus the wind, made for a very different atmosphere for a performance, yet we took the challenge and performed as best as we could,” Greulich said.

The cold weather created a challenging environment for the band to perform in. Band council President Macy Keaton spoke about the things the band was proud of at the competition.

“We did a pretty good job with the visuals, and the band did a great job considering the cold weather,” Keaton said.

The band was left with things they could improve on after the competition. With the State competition landing on October 27, they only have a few weeks to correct them.

“Consistency is the most important thing we need to improve on. There are days that our show is almost flawless, then there are days that people forget the simple things of the show,” Greulich said.

Drum Major Tylor Davis also spoke about the need to improve before the state competition.

“The band still is having a lot of tempo tears, and some parts that were fine at the beginning of the season have deteriorated and now need to be worked again,” Davis said.

The band competed in the State competition on October 27 at Hilliard Bradley High School and earned a superior rating.

Band Director Darren Lebeau spoke about what their score means.

“The band earned a superior rating. . . [the] highest rating possible,” Lebeau said.

With the marching band season now over, Lebeau spoke about plans he has for next years band.

“[I] Would like to add new experience to the season like Bands of America Competitions and The Band Festival at Ohio State University at the ‘Shoe’,” Lebeau said.

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