The Richmond Hill High School Marching Band participated in the 26th Annual Coastal Empire Classic Marching Festival at Springfield on Oct. 20.
The Marching Competition featured 18 marching bands coming from as far away as Orlando, Fla.
The Marching Wildcats competed in a very tough AAAAA division that featured marching bands from Perry High School, Jeff Davis High School, and South Effingham High School. The Marching ‘Cats put on an outstanding performance and were rewarded with a 2nd place overall finish only 6 tenths of a point out of 1st place.
The Marching Wildcats earned the following recognition:
Best in show in the following captions:
- Color Guard
- General Effect
- Superior Ratings
- Drum Major
AAAAA Class Placement
- 1st Place Color Guard
- 1st Place General Effect
- 1st Place Percussion
- 2nd Place Drum Major
- 2nd Place Band
Dr. Daniel Kiene, the RHHS Band Director had this to say about his band, "I think the kids did a fantastic job. It really has been a team effort. Between great parental support, a fantastic staff, and strong support from the administration, the kids were able to concentrate on producing the best possible show and their hard work really was evident to everyone at the competition."
"We are thrilled to have scored so well in our first competition of the year and we are looking forward to carrying our school and community pride to Atlanta for the Bands of America Super Regional and finally to Newnan Georgia for the Old South Invitational Marching competition. I am just so proud of the kids here at Richmond Hill and the incredible amount of effort they are willing to put in to produce such a demanding show."
The Marching Wildcats will next compete at the Bands of America (BOA) Super Regional at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA on October 27th.
This will be their first ever performance at the Georgia Dome or at a BOA event. The Marching Wildcats will wrap up their competition season at Newnan, Georgia on Nov. 3 at the Old South Invitation Marching competition.