Community Performance and Sendoff Scheduled at the ECHS football field this Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Last weekend, the ECHS Marching Wildcat Band went to regional quarterfinals competition at Warren East High School and competed against bands from across the western part of the state in Class AA and left qualifying for the KMEA State Semifinals in Lexington, KY next weekend. To make it to the semi-finals, ECHS had to place in the top eight.
This is the first time since 2010 that the ECHS Wildcat Band has qualified for semifinals, and the excitement is high, according to a statement from the band. The ECHS Wildcat Band would like to invite everyone to a community performance at the ECHS Football Field this Thursday October 25 at 6 p.m.
"A lot goes into competitive marching — it’s not just standing around playing pep tunes," the band booster organization said in a statement. "Preparing a cohesive show, with a musical theme and precision-fueled drill scheme, bands full of woodwinds, brass, percussion and color guard — those with the colored flags — (then, travel to the contest) in hopes to earn high marks, which will put them in position to go to “State” at the end of the season to compete against the very best."
ECHS now moves on to the semis this Saturday. Sixteen of the best bands in the class will gather at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, KY; the best four moves on to the finals, also in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Kroger Field.
Ticket information for semifinals and finals competitions can be found at https://kmea.org/kmea-marching-band-information/#tickets