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It was a slow fall for Orrick’s young, undermanned football team, but the Orrick Bearcat Pride Marching Band has picked up some of the slack.
After winning its division for the first time in a while at Carrollton Band Day, the musicians took home two awards last month at Central Methodist University’s annual band day competition.
A total of 41 bands competed in several categories Oct. 6, including Parade, Field, Outstanding Auxiliary, and Outstanding Drum Major; plus Indoor Drum Line and Indoor Color Guard.
Bands also competed according to the size of the school. In Parade Competition (see the photo above), Orrick finished third in Class 1. North Shelby was first, Glasgtow second and Leeton fourth.
The Bearcat Pride Indoor Drum Line finished tops in its division, besting North Shelby, the second-place finisher, and third-place Santa Fe.
Another area school, Polo, took home first-place honors in the Class 1 Indoor Color Guard competition. Gallatin was first in Class 2 in the same competition.
Judges at CMU awarded the overall sweepstakes trophy to Lebanon. Waynesville, a Class 5 entry, had the Outstanding Drum Major.
Jayson Moll is Orrick’s band director.
– David Knopf, Richmond News