BELLBROOK — Despite a soggy Saturday morning that washed away any opportunity for a final rehearsal before competing, Northmont Marching Band earned top honors at the Bellbrook Invitational on Saturday, September 19, earning First Place in Class AAAA, Best Music, Best General Effect and Best Visual Effect in Class AAAA and Overall Reserve Grand Champion.
“The show went well,” said first-year marcher, Paige Waterman, a junior clarinet player. “I was really excited to perform in my first marching band competition, so it was great that we were able to win our class!”
Northmont played its 2015 show entitled ‘Broken and Beautiful’ and received high praise from the judges for its musical performance.
Band Director Andrew Brough noted that the judges said the band was “performing at a great level so early in the season.” He continued, “That is a great thing to hear.”
The band will review video and judges comments in preparation for its next competition, Dayton BOA Regional, at Welcome Stadium on Saturday, October 3.
On Friday at the high school football game, the band, with the help of Middle School Band Director Julie Swank, hosted the 8th grade band members, as well as the Intermediate Color Guard and the Wee Bolts Color Guard at 8th Grade Night. This fun and positive event set the tone for the remainder of a very successful weekend.