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A CINDERELLA STORY—Warrior Marching Band members perform their 2017 show, “Rags to Riches,”  Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. WHS won with 90.3 points.
 
Marching band takes first place in final competition
Warriors sweep captions at Quad State event

By Katelyn Smith

Warrior Marching Band members took first place at the Quad State Field Marching Competition Saturday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

The win marked the end of the band’s competition season. 

Senior Cassidy Waggoner was proud of their efforts throughout the season. 

“Even though this year we had a young band, all the work paid off in the end for our final competition,” Waggoner said. “We worked hard for six months, but it was worth it. I now have great memories from the past four years of being in marching band.” 

The band’s first place score was 90.3. They also took all caption awards, including Best Hornline, Best Color Guard, Best Drumline, Best Music, Best Visual Effect and Best Overall Effect at the event.

Director Kiley Coyne thought her band performed a wonderful show on Saturday.

“It was truly an outstanding performance,” Coyne said. “We came into this competition knowing we had several good bands up against us, but I would say that many of the students really feel that this was their best performance of the whole season.” 

The band will now conclude their season with their annual Indoor Marching Show Nov. 2 in the auditorium. Along with the show, there will be a chicken dinner in the commons. Shows are at 6:30 and 8 p.m. All tickets are $10 each from band members.


 

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