Bangor Marching Band Wins Another 1st Place | Local News

The Bangor High School Marching Band picked up more awards to add to their trophy case after their performance at the Hastings High School competition on October 1.

The group won first place, overall, in the Class DD category. The award follows the Vikings taking first place in Division D of the Portage Central Marching Band Invitational in September.

“There were 8 groups in the D class (of the Hastings competition) so the group was split into two groups and we competed in the DD class,” Doe said. “We took first place and also won awards for Best Music, Best March and Best Percussion for the DD class.”

The group’s show this year is called “Inside the Toy Chest”.

Despite the accolades, Doe said the group still has work to do to complete its walking season competitions.

“In all honesty, it didn’t sound like our best show ever,” she said. “It was a strange day as we made adjustments without being able to have our drum major with us. The show was improved from last week but not where we wanted it. The good thing is that we have the time to make the changes and keep improving to get the quality of show we are looking for.”

Bangor’s next competition is Tuesday, October 11 at the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association’s District VI Marching Band Festival, which will be hosted by Paw Paw. Bangor is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. at Paw Paw Middle School.

The final group competition will take place at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 at Lakeshore High School.

“We will also have a final performance of the show during the Fall Showcase Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 17,” Doe said. “This concert will be for students in grades 7-12 with performances from the Middle School Jazz Band, Middle School Concert Band, High School Jazz Band, and Viking Marching Band.”

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