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Whitewater band wins second Grand Championship

The Wildcat Marching Band had an outstanding performance last Saturday, Oct. 30 at the "LaFayette Marching Classic" at Fayette County High School. In Prelims the band placed 1st in the Class 4A division, receiving all superior ratings for band, percussion, and color guard. The color guard and percussion also placed placed 1st in Class.

The top 8 scoring bands, regardless of class, advanced to the finals that evening. Whitewater drew the coveted last performance time, 9 p.m, and when it was all said and done they were named "Grand Champions.” Whitewater also received Sweepstakes Awards for "Best Visual", "Best Effect" and "Best Music" for the evening.

This is the first time the Wildcat Marching Band as ever won two Grand Championships in one season. They have worked since July to achieve this honor and the parents and boosters could not be more proud of them and all their hard work.
 

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Newsboy's picture

Unless I'm mistaken, the Marching Wildcats are the first school from within Fayette County to win the Grand Championship trophy in 29 years of the LaFayette Classic. Also, earlier this fall at the Super Bowl of Sound in Carrollton, the WHS band scored higher than Fayette County's Marching Tigers in head-to-head competition, another first. WHS placed 2nd overall out of 24 bands, while FCHS was 3rd.

IS THERE A NEW MARCHING CAT IN TOWN?

Cyclist's picture

job!!!

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hutch866's picture

One more trip in the Penske and I'll be hanging up the keys, we got to Covington Thursday for a 7 pm game.

I yam what I yam

Cyclist's picture

So you are graduating, eh? I know the band really appreciates everything that you have done....and that's what really counts. So just cherish those memories. Do you remember that Friday night a few years back when we had the "asked" or was it "axed" dialog?

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hutch866's picture

Oh yes, Banneker I believe. Nobody has axed me anything since then.

I yam what I yam

Cyclist's picture

We need to get the gang together for lunch.

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hutch866's picture

I was glad to see WHS win, but they had better be glad FCHS's performance didn't count as they were so right on that night. Congrats to WHS on a great season.

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Newsboy's picture

You know I've been a loyal follower of the FCHS band for many years and remain one of their biggest fans. But with a niece at Whitewater this year, I had to spread the love around some. And I think what those WHS kids achieved is amazing: Named Grand Champions at two contests and runners-up at another, one spot ahead of 3rd place Fayette County which had never been done before. And this only a year after the WHS band was rocked by the firing of director Doug Dee over a sex scandal.

So yeah, I regret not being there Saturday to cheer for WHS. Also, it would have been nice to see FCHS actually perform their ENTIRE show from beginning to end. You say they were "right on" -- I assume that means they finally ended up learning the whole thing? Cause the three times I saw them, I left really disappointed at how far behind they were. Somebody said the music and drill were a big challenge this year, but that's no excuse by my book. The FCHS band has always done challenging stuff, and done it well.

Dondol's picture

Congrats Wildcat Marching band on a Great year, you must have a
much better Director than we have at McIntosh!

scoop's picture

Can't resist giving some credit to our director, Jack Jean. We're lucky to have him at WHS!!! Congrats to all the Marching Wildcats!

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