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Strike up the bands: Orrick, Polo place first at Central Methodist Band Day

Two schools from the area won small-class honors Oct. 5 at the annual Band Day at Central Methodist University in Fayette. The event is sponsored and put on by the students of CMU’s Swinney Conservatory of Music.
Orrick High School placed first in marching band street honors, despite the rainy conditions. The Bulldog drum line also was a winner, repeating as Class I champs in indoor competition.
Polo High School was a winner, as well, bringing home a first-place trophy with its indoor color guard.
Warrensburg, competing in a large-school  division, was this year’s sweepstakes winner.

The Orrick High School band placed first in two events at Central Methodist Band Day

The Orrick High School band placed first in two events at Central Methodist Band Day

ORRICK – Dylan Barnes, Baritone; Joe Cole, Cymbals; Alex Derrickson, French horn; Walker Easley, Trumpet; Madi Fulte, Flute; Sam Fulte, Alto sax; Conner Greer, Trombone; Reanna Hadlock, Alto sax; Kaylee Heady, Clarinet; Clorissa Holt, Clarinet; Kira Hunter, Flute; Nathan Hunter, Clarinet; Jacob Jennings, Snare drum; Karly Jennings, Clarinet; Mason Karnes, Tri-toms; Mitchell Martinez, Trumpet; Nathan McGreggor, Snare drum; Sierra Mick, Flute; John Moore, Tri-tom; Tucker Murry, Tenor sax, Dawson O’Dell    , Bass drum; Dylan Opoka, Trumpet; Evan Pigg, Trumpet; Darian Robbins, Clarinet; Kyle Roof, Trumpet; Dylan Russell, Bass drum; Ben Scates, Trumpet; Charles Sherwood, Tuba; Jasmine Sherwood, Trombone; Alissa Sumpter, Clarinet; Daylan Swartz, Trombone; Band Director, Jayson Moll.

POLO – Drum Majors, Amber Adams, Emily Fickess; Flute – Kylee Eaglen, Danielle Gurwell, Taylor Wagner; Clarinet –Cheyanne Dye, Teagan Logan, Makenzie Jay, Tiffany Pimentel, Megan Standley; Alto Saxophone – Josh Kesler, Billie Thompson; Baritone Saxophone – Megan Latimer; Trumpet – Ashley Adams, Clay Garton, Sommer Gurwell; French Horn –Alina Hays, Adrianna Staus; Trombone – Garion

Polo High School's band brought home a first-place prize from Fayette.

Polo High School’s band brought home a first-place prize from Fayette.

Hall; Baritone – Sierra Dye; Sousaphone – Matthew Vaughan; Drumline – Kallie Heil, Jenna Johnson, Michael Knotts, Steven Knotts, Tylor Redman, Jesse Vaughan, Alex Way; Color Guard – Cati Boruch, Jorgia Cory, Joely Hicks, Skylar Howe, Adriana Segar, Loren Wagner; Band Director – Andrew Dunker.

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