Our GHS band traveled to Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Ga. to take part in the 2016 Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands this past Saturday on October 1st. Our band has been working extra hard for this competition. They showed excellence in being crowned the Class AAA Champions for the second straight weekend (and second year in a row).
In a write up from our band directer Mr. Joe Pflueger, he will explain in detail the competition.
“This past Saturday, October 1st, the GHS Marching Band traveled to Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Ga. to take part in the 2016 Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands.I am happy to report for the second straight weekend (and second year in a row), the GHS Marching Band was crowned the Class 3A Champions!! The GHS Band wrapped up their 2106 competitive season with Superior Ratings in Band, Drum Major,Colorguard, and Percussion for a sixth consecutive year! The GHS Drumline and Colorguard were also crowned Class 3A Champions. Drum Major Grace Davenport narrowly missed a bronze medal by one-tenth of a point finishing in 4th place among 3A Competition with a score of 91.9! The GHS Drumline finished the entire day(out of 24 bands) with the second highest score overall with a 90 narrowly missing first by a half point!. The GHS Colorguard finished the day with the second highest score overall with a 94 being edged out by 6A Parkview HS Colorguard by one point. The GHS Bands score of 92 was the 3rd highest score out of the 24 bands in competition narrowly missing second by one-tenth and first place by a half point!! Congrats to the students, staff, and parents of the GHS Band!”
Our Gilmer High School Band and Color Guard are amazing, and have been working tirelessly in preparing for their competitions. They always come together as a team too pull off their well practiced routines. Chancie Watkins told us, “The awards we won are just plastic, but the beautiful show we left on that field and the many lives we touched, makes me proud.”