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High school bands win honors

On Saturday Oct. 16, the North Lincoln High School “Band of Knights” traveled to Western Carolina University to compete in the “Tournament of Champions Invitational.”
At the end of preliminary competition, the band received first place award for drum major, and was chosen to compete in the final competition that same evening. Out of 26 bands competing on Saturday, the “Band of Knights” held last year’s position of 10th. Holding two “Grand Champion” awards so far this year, the “Band of Knights” will travel to Charlotte to compete in the OHS Band “Trojan Classic” at Olympia High School.
· The West Lincoln High School “Rebel Band” competed this past Saturday in Mooresville at the “Blue Devil Classic.”
The band’s exceptional performance achieved great results as they were awarded first place in colorguard, percussion, general effect, marching and music and received the second place accolade for drum major.
Receiving recognition for First Place Band in Class A for the day, they missed placing as Grand Champion for class A and AA by only .1 of a point.
The “Rebel Band” will be on break this coming weekend, but will continue to strive for high awards through the remainder of the competitive season.
· Lincolnton High School’s Marching Band traveled to Shelby on Saturday to compete in the Shelby Golden Classic.
Competing in class AA, the band was awarded first place in visual effect, first place for colorguard, second place in music effect and second place for drum major.
They finished with second place in Class AA, and received the second place trophy overall for class A and AA.
This Saturday the Lincolnton Marching Band will also travel to the “Trojan Classic” at Olympic High School in Charlotte.
· The East Lincoln High School “Mustang Band” took this past weekend off between their six weeks of competition. The band will resume their competition this coming weekend at the Olympic High School “Trojan Classic.”
The band has had a very successful first half of the season and is anticipating continued success as they continue to refine their skills and their show, “Controlling SPHERES.”
The “Mustang Band” band is very excited about the upcoming weeks left in the competition season, including the 14th annual East Lincoln High School “Carolina Classic.”
This event will be held in the East Lincoln High School Stadium on the evening of Nov. 6. For more information call the East Lincoln Band Office at 704-483-5517.by Special to the LTN

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