The Richmond Hill High School Wildcats marching band recently participated in its third and final marching competition of the season, traveling to Fayetteville for the 30th annual LaFayette Marching Classic.
The band was ready for its biggest challenge yet after winning the grand-champion award at the Coastal Empire Classic and fourth place overall at the Eagle’s Nest Invitational.
The LaFayette Marching Classic included some of Georgia’s most competitive bands including Lassiter and North Cobb high schools. Fourteen bands competed, and the Fayette County High School Marching Tigers performed the exhibition.
The competition began with a preliminary round to thin out the playing field. Richmond Hill scored high enough in that round to move on as one of eight teams in the championship finals.
Richmond Hill’s “Perpetual Motion” show earned the school a spot in the finals, but Lassiter High School from Marietta went on to win the overall grand-champion award. North Cobb followed with the silver grand-champion award, and the Ola High School Mustangs won the bronze grand-champion trophy.
The Wildcats again chose to participate in the largest open class of competition, challenging themselves in all aspects of marching and music. It has earned them the reputation: “the little band with a big sound.”