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Emerald Wave Marching Band brings home superior ratings

By: Katie Silva

The Brantley High School Emerald Wave Marching Band, now under the direction of Kylie McGlincy, performed in the A-Town Invitational in Andalusia on Oct. 1.

The band received an overall superior rating, meaning they had to receive an overall score of 75. There were 10 1-A schools competing at this competition and of them, Brantley’s Emerald Wave placed second.

“I am very proud of the hard work that the band students have put in this year,” band director Kylie McGlincy said.

“The superior ratings they received are a reflection of this hard work.”

The Emerald Wave also competed in the Little Big Horn Marching Contest in Opp on October 15. With a score above 85 points overall, the band received an overall superior rating.

“Ms. McGlincy made our band better and she makes it fun,” said Susannah Noblin, senior band member.

“The band has improved a lot this year.”

Out of the 11 1-A bands competing, Brantley placed third. The individual scores for majorettes, colorguard, drum major and percussion all improved since the A-Town competition. “They have steadily improved as the season progressed. I am so very proud of the student leadership in this band. The students take responsibility for each other and work together towards a common goal,” McGlincy said.

“I am very excited with the progress that the band has made this year, and we have our sights on a Best in Class trophy next year.”

This is the first time in many years that Brantley’s band has received superiors in both competitions.