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Youthful LHS band has good year

The Lincolnton High School Wolf Pack Marching Band, “The Band with the Bell,” completed a very successful season.
Their 2004 field show entitled “Vive La France” included the music An American in Paris, I Love Paris, April in Paris, One Day I’ll Fly Away, and Gaite Parisienne (Can-Can).
Under the direction of band director James Turner, assistant band director Ryan Summers, and student teacher Dan Wyke, the band was led on field by Drum Majors Fain King and Jenny Lambirth.
They started the season a a high note when they traveled to the Pisgah High School Tournament of Bands on Oct. 2 and won 3rd place in Class 2A, along with 1st place Guard and 2nd place Drum major. The band’s second contest was the Shelby Golden Classic on Oct. 16 when they placed 2nd in class 2A and received 1st place in Visual Effect and Guard and 2nd place in Musical Effect and Drum Major. “The Band with the Bell” then traveled to Charlotte to compete in the Olympic Trojan Classic on Oct. 23 where they won 3rd place in class 2A, as well as 1st place Guard, 2nd place Visual Performance, 2nd place General Effect and 3rd place Music. For the first time in years, the Wolf Pack Marching Band was chosen to compete in finals competition, and proceeded to achieve 10th place overall in the competition for the day.
At the Forbush Festival of Marching bands, they placed 2nd in class 2A and 2nd place Guard. Their final competition of the year was at home as they completed their year with a Class A/AA Grand Champion performance at the Carolina Classic Band Competition at East Lincoln High School. They received award for 1st place Music, 1st place General Effect, 1st place Drum Line, 2nd place Marching, 2nd place Guard and overall 1st awarded in their class for the contest.
This year’s band accomplished achieved a lot of success despite the youth of the band, in which the majority was made up of 8th and 9th graders.
by Special to the LTN

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