Students in five WCS band programs are riding high following their performances at the MTSU Contest of Champions in Murfreesboro. The contest was held October 31 and featured bands from both Tennessee and Kentucky.
Classifications for each band are determined by the number of musicians in the band. Class AA consists of 81-120 musicians; Class AAA consists of 121 and above.
The Centennial High Marching Band competed in Class AAA. The band scored 75.9, which led to its first superior rating since 2006. The band is directed by Scott Miller.
The Franklin High Marching Band competed in Class AAA, winning numerous awards. The band won first place, was named Grand Champion and received the Tennessee Governor’s Cup as the 2015 State Champion. This is the third time in four years that the band has won the Contest of Champions and the band’s fifth state championship. The band is directed by David Aydelott.
The Page High Marching Band competed in Class AA and placed second. The band is directed by Matt Emerson.
The Ravenwood High Marching Band also competed in Class AA, finishing in first place for the class and ninth overall. The band is directed by Mark Kinzer.
Competing in Class AA, the Summit High Marching band placed third. The band is directed by Erick Harris.
This event qualified Franklin High, Page High and Ravenwood High bands for the Music for All Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, which takes place November 11-14.