Regional Marching Band Competition

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Gloria Perez, Senior Editor

Last month, the Marching Vikings brought home another Tournament of Bands Award. The regional competition included 28 other bands –  8 of them part of the A1 class division which included the Marching Vikings. The day began with practice at 8:30 am, continuing with a performance at 12:30 pm and ending with arriving home around 4 0’clock. The North Arlington Marching Band worked diligently to perform their show The End Zone. Although there were some students missing from the show, the Marching band was still able to get through their performance and earn a score of 75.4. 

Before competition, the Marching Vikings met at RIP Collins to practice their show. The band went over the drill and made sure that the music sounded great. The band also had to focus on making sure that the spacing was correct since there was a band student who could attend. However, the show must go on, and it was important for the band to act as if the student was still there to avoid running into each other. After an hour of rehearsal, the band got on the bus ready to perform their final show. 

When band members arrived at the competition, they continued to practice in order to be ready for the show. At 12:30 pm, the band marched onto the football for its performance. The marching band performance consisted of six different songs being directed by the drum majors Marc Barbosa, Kayla Fitzsimons, and Gloria Perez

The North Arlington Marching Band worked diligently to perform their show The End Zone. Although there were some students missing from the show, the Marching band was still able to get through their performance and earn a score of 75.4.