GHS band has record-breaking day

Published 3:42 pm Tuesday, September 29, 2015

For the first time in Greenville High School history, the marching band attended two competitions in one day. Not only did they compete in these competitions, they also received superior ratings in six different categories.

On Saturday, the GHS band travelled to Rehobeth and Daleville High Schools to show their skills and abilities.

“We had more superior ratings in this day than any other one-day event in the Greenville High School band’s history. It was a wonderful day,” said GHS band director Brett Johnson.

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Competitions give the students the chance to interact with other school bands, gather ideas for shows and performances and also let the students gain valuable practice and audition experiences.

Each band performs as a group, but is judged by individual category judges. The bands and auxiliaries were judged on the following categories: percussion, drum major, dance, majorette, color guard, band and overall ratings. The overall band scores are also split up into three separate categories, which include musicality, marching and general effect.

Bands are rated on a scale of one to five, one being the superior rating. Last year the band travelled to Troy to compete and received mixed ratings of ones and twos. Since then, they have successfully risen to the rank of overall superior thanks to dedication and practice.

“The judges give you educational feedback, so that’s one of the reasons why we go,” said Johnson. “We go to another competition in Prattville on Oct. 10. We’re going to learn from these two competitions some things we need to work on and some things we can add into the show to make it more appealing for the crowd.”