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Grand Nationals Results:
Here are our results from BOA:
Score: 77.35, putting us in 9th place in Class 2A (out of 25).
47th place overall (out of 91).
Not only did we place in the TOP 10 in Class 2A, but the band took 2nd place in the Sub Caption of Music Individual, finishing 0.1 ahead of the 30-time Finalist, Marian Catholic HS (IL) in Class 2A. PRETTY INCREDIBLE!!!
This was a totally successful experience for our students. We learned a lot by taking the band to Grand Nationals and will continue pushing ahead to get closer to our goal of making Semi-Finals. It was humbling to watch the Semi-Finalists on Saturday and the students were absolutely amazed at what they witnessed. I am totally impressed with their esprit de corps as they supported their fellow band mates from across the country. They watched in complete respect of the other bands' hard work and achievement.
One of my very favorite moments of the trip was when our Drum Majors (Brittany Capkovic and Emily Weber) told me they had met the Avon HS (IN) Drum Majors at Prelims Awards. They said, "They were just like us!" It is so true :)! All of the band students across the country are the same age group, have similar interests, and share a common love for this activity. It is inspiring to see the positive interaction (despite the obvious competitive nature of the activity) between our band members and others.
I hope our students don't soon forget what they witnessed this weekend. The Directors plan to take the Silver Falcon Marching Band to the next level next year and those plans are already beginning to develop. So buckle up everyone...next year we move onward and upward in our pursuit of excellence in this activity! For now onto the world of Concert Band and Symphonic Band (a welcomed change of pace). We are not done making history this year as the Concert and Symphonic Bands will be playing some pretty tough stuff this Winter and Spring!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2013 SILVER FALCON MARCHING BAND!!! I can't wait to see everyone at Tuesday's banquet as we celebrate this incredibly rewarding season :)
Joseph W. Padawan
Director of Bands, Rockwood Summit H.S.
Phone: (636) 891-6800