Band marches to fourth at State

By Rachel Pearson

The Titan Marching Band was one of six bands that received a bypass at Quarter Finals straight to the State Finals, and they walked out of the CSU Stadium holding fourth place out of the 24 bands that competed.

Recovering from their miss at moving on to finals last year, the marching band performed the show “Tension and Release” at this year’s competition, to which 24 bands from around the state were invited.

“What we did this Saturday has brought us back up from our bad season last year and allowed us to show what the Legend Titan Marching Band is truly made of,” flute player and junior Ashley Shumway said.

Drum Major Trevor Kimbrel, a senior, attributes their success to their ability to bring together the separate groups in the band and become one unit.

“Last year, we were three separate cliques: percussion, color guard, and wind ensemble,” Kimbrel said. “This year, we came together for one common cause, and I’m proud of that.”

According to Kimbrel, not only did the band blend together well, but they also worked hard to achieve these goals.

“This Saturday was amazing, and we definitely did the best that we possibly could,” said Shumway.

They were pleased to see that they beat their rival this year, Arapahoe High School, by one place in the State competition. Arapahoe took first place at the Regionals competition on Oct. 12, and Legend took third.

Legend also moved up from fifth of the five bands in their category to fourth. Their final score was 76.55 points out of 100, the best they’ve done so far at the State Finals.

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