Marching band conquers at Centennial High School

Blue Thunder Marching Band competed in its second field tournament, the Circle City Classic Saturday, Oct. 26 at Centennial High School.

Marching Band arrived at Centennial at 4 p.m. on Saturday after an hour drive from Walnut. During the bus ride, it gave sections the chance to bond with one another and get to know each other better, building team bonds. 

“Our dynamics were good this time,” flutist freshman Allison Dang said. ”Before, we didn’t have really good dynamics because we would just play really [loudly], but this time we took our dynamics into consideration.”

Marching Band competed against 11 other schools and was the only 6A division school at the tournament. It won Tournament Champions, scoring an 86.5 with its performance and also winning High Percussion.

“I was really proud after we won, and everyone else was too,” flutist senior Juliette Radwanski said. “At this competition, we had a few problems, so after we heard our score, we were relieved.”

Blue Thunder was the last band to perform at the competition. The band observed the other bands’ performance to gauge how it stood in comparison.

“It felt really good to win because we knew we performed the best we could,” trombonist sophomore Jonah Deubler said. “I think we won because our show was very complicated, and the judges noticed that.”

By Sajjan Sandhu, Staff writer
Photos by Isaac Le