Raider Marching Band Earns Superior at Competition


The Raider Marching Band officers pose with the band’s awards after the ceremony. Photo by Tracy Grose.

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

On Saturday, October 24, the NFHS Raider Marching Band travelled to Creekview High School in Cherokee County to participate in the Creekview Classic competition.  The band performed their show, Latin Fantasy, which includes music such as “Don’t Let Me Be Understood,” “A Mis Abuelos,” “Concerto de Aranjuez: Adagio,” and “El Gato Triste.”

During the awards ceremony later that night, the judges awarded the band with a superior in all four categories: drum majors, percussion, color guard, and band.  Superior is the highest score a band can earn.

Four bands, including the Raider Marching Band, competed in Class AAAA.  Out of those four, the Raider Band placed 1st in percussion, 2nd in color guard, and 2nd in band.  The marching band and color guard instructors include Raymond Thomas, Kevin Kenney, Tammy Bouquet, Stephen Nelson, Reggie Humphrey, Mandy Brooks, Sarah Schillinger, Jacob Williams, Matthew Blomquist, and Tony Lemonds.