Marching band competes in Bonner Springs festival
The marching band received a two rating on a scale of five, one being the best, on its Crime Fighters show at the Bonner Springs Marching Festival on Thursday, Sept. 20.
The show consisted of three different songs all corresponding with the theme of Crime Fighters. They played “Get Smart,” “Soul Bossa Nova,” and a “Mission Impossible” drum feature.
Band director Deb Steiner chose the theme for the band to play.
“I wanted to do something different because we have done rock songs for the past two competitions,” Steiner said.
The band performed its songs at Bonner Springs High School for a group of judges who then explained to the band the things they could work on to make an overall better show. They broke the band into sectionals to help each section work on the things that the need to and finally came back together to see how they improved.
The show went very smoothly, according to Steiner.
“The competition went really well, especially because of the late start in the school year we only had four class periods to practice,” Steiner said.
Although the band earned a good score, there is always room for improvement.
“It was really difficult to keep everyone on time. We need to work on staying in step, having the correct notes, and having a better quality of sound because we were really quiet,” sophomore drum major Kaia Minter said, “It was a lot of fun being able to perform in my first competition.”