RHS marching band excels at invitational

SP-RHSband

The Rockford High School marching band took first place in their flight, and scored the second-highest overall point total among 18 competing high school bands at the West Shore Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 31.

“There’s no way to put into words how proud I am of the band’s performance Saturday. They truly have taken this ensemble to the next level,” said Brian Phillips, Rockford marching band director.

Reeths-Puffer (flight two) took top score of the day with 87.7 points with Rockford close behind at 85.55. Jenison (flight two) was third with 82.7 points.

Rockford’s exceptional performance moved the band to fifth place in flight one state standings—based on the average of each band’s top two scores—with the Michigan Competing Band Association.

The competition’s location was switched from Muskegon to Rockford’s Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium, which has artificial turf, due to concerns over recent heavy rains saturating the field at Reeths-Puffer High School.

“The students are so pumped after their performance at the West Shore Invitational,” said Patt Clement, president of the Rockford Band Parents Association.

The West Shore Invitational was Rockford’s final competition prior to the state championship contest scheduled for Nov. 7 at Ford Field in Detroit.

For more information visit www.rockfordbands.org.

Other Stories from the Squire

Top News…

Michigan ChalleNGe cadet meets Dale Earnhardt Jr. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Respect, hard work, … [Continue Reading...]

Attention veterans! A call to action. Please stand for those who have fallen.   The Moving … [Continue Reading...]

The Rockford Girls’ Lacrosse team has been ranked number one in the Division One poll for most of … [Continue Reading...]

By JOHN HOGAN Rockford - and most of West Michigan, became a water wonderland last week as a … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

In Other News

Knowing Your Competition   by David Broyles SCORE Counselor   Regardless of … [Continue Reading...]

Downtown Rockford was as busy this sidewalk sale week as in past years, despite a heat index of over … [Continue Reading...]

Rockford resident, writer and photographer John Hogan shared this picture with the Squire. The … [Continue Reading...]

David S. Fry

They wrote the book on cottage law—literally Recently, Attorney David S. Fry opened the … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

Speak Your Mind

*