Photo courtesy Mark Diischer
UNDERCOVER—Drum major senior Brendan Hansen leads the band at the Omaha Marching Invitational Oct. 15 in Omaha, Neb. WHS took fifth at the event.
Marching band ends competition season with two Nebraska events
Warriors take Grand Champion at Lincoln festival
By Devyn Kennedy and Justin Strutz
Warrior Marching Band members traveled to two Nebraska events to end the competition season recently.
First, the band took Grand Champion honors at the LINKS Marching Festival Oct. 8 in Lincoln, Neb. The band also took three caption awards including best music, best effect and best visuals at the event and missed best percussion and best colorguard captions by 1 point.
“I was very proud of our results here, because we always seem to shine, and have a great show in Lincoln,” director Mark Diischer said. “It was great to see the Warriors shine here again, against some new competition.”
Sophomore clarinet player Gracie Buxengard said it was a good performance.
“We worked hard and performed great and ended up sweeping the competition,” Buxengard said.
The band then placed fifth overall at the Omaha Marching Invitational Oct. 15 with a score of 79, only losing to Bands that had at least 30-50 more members.
“The competition had a prelims and finals layout,” Diischer said. “The Warriors performed in the afternoon with a good performance, but during the evening the Warriors really turned it on with their best show of the year. Even though we did not take first place, I still consider these students to have had an amazing season. All of them left the field with a sense of completion.”