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Marching Passed the Competition

By Amber Scates

After a year off of marching competitions while the band was warming up to their new director, the MCHS band will be going back to competing in marching competitions again. The first one was the MSSU Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 5th. The band placed first for medium bands. The others are not set in stone yet, but they are looking at going to the the marching festival/competition in Carthage, MO this Saturday along with a few others. This is what a student from each graduating class has to say about the upcoming competitions: 

Senior Chyenne Scates 

(Question) How do you feel about getting to go back to competitions?

Chyenne: “I’m excited, but I feel like it is long overdue. The wait was necessary, but now it’s time to get back and show what we can do.” 

What are some things you’re looking forward to in the upcoming competitions?

“I’m looking forward to seeing the underclassmen during competition and sharing an experience that is new to them but normal for us.” 

Junior Nichole Massengill

How do you feel about getting to go back to competitions? 

“This is something that our band needs, and it makes us feel extremely proud that our directors feel that we are good enough to go to competition and be proud of our performance” 

What are some things you’re looking forward to in the upcoming competitions?

“I am looking forward to spending the day with band. The bus rides are always super fun. Competing is a great experience that I’m really glad the freshman and sophomores will get to go through. I’m also really looking forward to see how well we do and hearing what we do well and what we need to fix so we can grow as individuals and as a group.”

Sophomore Annabella Woodruff

How do you feel about the upcoming competitions? 

“Exited!”

What are some things you’re looking forward to in the upcoming competitions? 

“To see the different bands do their shows and meeting new people.”

Freshman Lani Yang 

How do you feel about your first competition in High School?

“I feel mainly excited but there’s that one part of me that is also filled with anxiety”

What are some things you’re looking forward to in the upcoming competitions?

“The experience”

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