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Published November 1, 2017
Lake Marching Band competes in St. Louis
CAMDENTON - Three weeks of summer band camp, 41 6:30 a.m. practices, eight evening rehearsals, two Saturday day camps, five halftime performances, and three competitions culminated for the Pride of the Lake Marching Band at their final competition, the Bands of America Super Regional in St. Louis, MO.
“The band knew their show this year was catching a lot of buzz not only here in town, but on a national level. It seems people everywhere had heard about the ‘pink’ show,” as shared many band parents.
The band took the field October 21 at 8:45 a.m. for their best performance of the show, “Tickled Pink.”
During the performance fellow band professionals were blogging live.
“Loving the visual design, fantastic staging, beautiful flowing drill, easily one of the most entertaining and enjoyable shows I’ve seen all weekend,” were some of the many comments posted.
The preliminary performance awarded The Pride of the Lake Marching Band third place in class AA and earned them a spot in finals.
“For over 25 years this has been a dream of the Camdenton Band program. This was a history-making moment - one that would be celebrated with tears from directors, students, and parents alike in a humble yet cheerful manner in the stands, which continued in the parking lot afterward,” stated many of the band booster parents.
Qualifying for finals allowed the Camdenton Band to perform among the top 14 bands of the entire two-day competition, which involved performances from 67 bands from over 10 states.
“Camdenton R-III Schools and the Camdenton Band program have much to be proud of. As the band takes the field for each performance, Director Paul Baur can often be heard shouting, ‘I love you band!’ and ‘Let’s have fun out here.’ The respect, work ethic, drive, passion, and success this director is able to obtain from all 187 members of his band can easily be attributed to moments like these,” a spokesman said.
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