Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: MHS Marching Band has successful season

Friday, November 22, 2013

Letter to the Editor,

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Marshall High School Marching Band finished up a successful marching band competition season. Besides putting together entertainment for halftime at the football games and performing in various hometown parades the band also participated in several parade marching competitions around the area. In all competitions, the marching band received awards.

What a great accomplishment! In the Higginsville parade, they received first place honors. Carrollton Band Day was quite exciting when the band was awarded the second place trophy in its division, scoring above larger bands in our conference and district. Awards in the Mizzou Homecoming parade included a first place award in their division and the Outstanding Music award. Quality sound is what is produced by this band. Though I am a band parent and extremely proud of all these students, the people of Marshall should also be quite proud of these young people. Students have shown determination, perseverance and a can do attitude. They know that going that extra mile, doing a particular part over and over again, and practice, practice, practice brings award winning results. It is exciting to be in a crowd and hear those watching the parade comment about the great sound of the band, and the observers know that the sound is from the MHS Band. As these students have gone out into other communities, Marshall can be quite proud of how these young people present themselves and spotlight Marshall in such a positive way.

Again, congratulations to the MHS Marching Band and their instructors, Mrs. Farris and Mr. Lines, on such a successful season.


-- Janice Pace, Marshall