WHS’ superior Pride


By Diana Miller - For The News Journal



The 2016 Wilmington High School Marching Band: The Pride of Wilmington Ohio.


Courtesy photos

Hannah Helterbrant, drum majors Madalyn Collins and Austin West, and Rachael Barrett accept the awards on behalf of the WHS Marching Hurricane.


Courtesy photos

Food, funds for bands

Dine-to-Donate at Skyline Chili for the Wilmington Bands 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Skyline at 2799 Rombach Ave., Wilmington.

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington High School Marching Band once again finds itself in the midst of another award-winning season. The band earned a Superior rating — and qualified to compete at the Ohio Music Education Association Marching Band State Competition — at Loveland High School on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Earning 3rd Place Honors Overall out of the 12 schools competing and 2nd Place Honors in the Class A Division, the Marching Hurricane performed its halftime show, “Explorers of Infinity” — featuring music from the show Jupiter from “The Planets” and “Shadowplay” from Cirque du Soleil — before a panel of nine judges.

Scores based on the show’s musical performance, general effect, visual program, percussion, and auxiliary units were combined to determine the overall final rating. The Wilmington Marching Band received high marks in the areas of music performance.

According to Director Matt Spradlin, the band will play at two more adjudicated events, at Canal Winchester on Oct. 15 and at Anderson High School Oct 22.

“The standard of performance is raised each week as the band approaches state finals,” said Spradlin, and “we will continue to work to meet and exceed the standard in preparation for State Marching Band Finals.”

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.

The 2016 Wilmington High School Marching Band: The Pride of Wilmington Ohio.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Marching-Band.jpgThe 2016 Wilmington High School Marching Band: The Pride of Wilmington Ohio. Courtesy photos

Hannah Helterbrant, drum majors Madalyn Collins and Austin West, and Rachael Barrett accept the awards on behalf of the WHS Marching Hurricane.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_IMG_0805.jpgHannah Helterbrant, drum majors Madalyn Collins and Austin West, and Rachael Barrett accept the awards on behalf of the WHS Marching Hurricane. Courtesy photos

By Diana Miller

For The News Journal

Food, funds for bands

Dine-to-Donate at Skyline Chili for the Wilmington Bands 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Skyline at 2799 Rombach Ave., Wilmington.

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