This past Saturday, the North Metro Marching Eagles traveled to Zebulon, GA to Pike County High School to compete in their first ever marching band competition. The March the Plank Invitational, hosted by the Pike County Pirate Regiment was challenging and fun. Eight bands competed--5 class A, 2 class AA, and one class AAAA. We also had the treat of watching the Pike County Pirate Regiment and the Point University Marching Skyhawks perform their shows in exhibition.
The Marching Eagles performed a superior show, earning Best Overall for class A, Second Best in Show for Wind Music, Third Best in Show for Wind/Percussion Visual, and Third Best in Show Marching Ensemble. They also earned Best Wind Music for class A, and Best Wind/ Percussion Visual for class A. The Marching Eagles earned all superior ratings in every category: Marching Ensemble, Wind/Percussion Visual, Percussion Music, Visual Ensembles, Wind Music, and Drum Major.
We are so very proud of each Marching Eagle and all the work they have put into practice and performance. We are thankful for each parent who has encouraged and reminded their students. And we are so very grateful for our North Metro Marching Eagles' directors, who have sacrificed time, comfort, and lots of sleep: Amy Gravitte - Marching Band Director, Tori McCord - Assistant to the Director, Mary Brunton - Color guard Director, and Reginald Ferguson - Percussion Director.
The Marching Eagles will be performing their field show, Flight of the Night Fury, for two more Johnson Ferry football games. You are welcome to come out and see it on October 25 and November 1.