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Band season concludes with third place at USBands competition and one at UIL

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At competitions, the drum majors march onto the field where they receive the band’s awards. On October 20, the band received overall third place at USBands and a one at UIL.

The band made history when the team received a one at UIL and third place at USBands on Oct. 22, capping the day with three performances total and ending this year’s competitive marching season on a high note.

“This season feels weird because it doesn’t feel like it’s actually ended yet,” senior Daniel Keywork said, “I think it’s kind of weird because all the years I’ve been a part of this band we’ve never gotten in the top three of any competitions

UIL started rehearsal at 7 a.m. and travelled to McKinney to compete in UIL despite the cold weather. As the sun came out announcers revealed the scores, the band headed to the next competition in Frisco with high hopes after receiving overall ones at UIL.

After performing prelims in the indoor Lone Star Stadium for the USBands marching contest, the band won first place in their division and won best visual, music, color guard, overall effect and percussion. With an overall fourth place, they advanced to finals. In finals they received an improved rank of third, the greatest end of the season the band ever had, according to director Paul Heuer.

“It’s really great leaving with this,” senior Sarah Jahnke said. “It’s fantastic to go look back at our freshman show and then look at Silent Night and see how much we’ve grown. There are so many happy memories with this program, and I’m glad I get to leave and know that we’re in good hands.”

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Back in the journalism swing with new ambitions, sophomore Joeley Hedgcoxe is hitting The Red Ledger again as a photographer, going with God’s calling and making a change in her study habits this year. She’s a dedicated performer for the school’s Color Guard, and feels her best when she’s performing with the rest of her beloved team or surrounded by her houseplants. Her favorite movies are made by Wes Anderson, and she’s a music lover at heart, never leaving home without her earbuds. Her favorite song is Alien Boy by Oliver Tree, and she’s a huge fan of Joji, Bastille, and Gorillaz. She spends her free time on facetime calls with friends, listening to music, painting or spinning her guard equipment outside. Whether she’s a plant lover, performer, photographer, or just herself, Joeley wouldn’t change anything about her.

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