Marching Band Places 3rd in Open Class A at Golden Regiment Invitational


Performing second to last in the gold show, marching band places 3rd in Open Class A at Blue Springs’ Golden Regiment Invitational (GRI), Oct.1.

“The competition had a lot of hype and stress leading up to it, but once we got there and performed it was an underwhelming experience,” junior Julia Niedźwiedzka said. Niedźwiedzka serves as a woodwind section leader as well as a flute soloist during the band’s show, “Upon Orion’s Belt.”

Unlike other competitions, GRI didn’t have a prelims-finals format where all bands perform in preliminary rounds, and a selection make it to finals. GRI had an AM purple show, and a PM gold show. Bands could choose if they wanted to perform in either show, or both. Howell’s marching band chose to perform in both the gold and purple shows.The band received caption awards in the purple show for Outstanding Music and Outstanding General Effect in Class A. The band also placed 2nd in Class A.