On Saturday, September 27th, 2008 the Laurel High School Marching Band scored 73.55 taking first place in Group 1 competition at Lake Forest High School. This marks a great achievement in the bands history and is a great reward for the continuing growth of the program. Senior Drum Major Ashley Cheeseman also brought home a trophy for 1st place Drum Major in Group 1 as well. There were no specialty judges for Percussion or Colorguard at the show, but both groups contribute significantly to the overall score. The bands score of 73.55 ranks us at fifth place in Group 1 Regional Class in all of Tournament of Bands, which includes bands from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of Ohio, North Carolina, and New York.
The band will perform their 2008 competition show “Movies You Watch in the Dark” at all remaining home football games and the away games at Milford and Delmar. Remaining competitions include Broadneck High School (Annapolis, MD) on October 11th – 5PM, Delmarvacade of Bands (Wicomico County Stadium), on October 25th – 6:30PM, and Chapter 9 Championships Hosted by Broadneck HS, on November 1st -time TBA. Tickets for any of these events can be purchased at a discount from Mr. Cass the week of the show by email firstname.lastname@example.org or reserve by phone 302-875-6120 x 273. The band appreciates the community support, and would like to see a great crowd at the Delmarvacade show on October 25th.
The LHS Band and Theatre boosters are having our next meeting on Thursday, October 16th at 7pm in the High School auditorium. Parents and community members alike are invited to be a part to help support both programs. The booster group assists with chaperoning, fundraising, and other activities to help support the positive growth and education of the students involved.