Marching band earns division one ranking

Katherine Mayhew/Staff Writer

The marching band received a Division I ranking in the 2011 IHSMA State Marching Band Festival competition last Saturday, Oct. 8.

The event was held in Waterloo’s Central Stadium.

The band played music adapted from Phantom of the Opera, including “Phantom Overture/Angel of Music,” “Masquerade/Think of Me,” “Phantom Chase” and “All I Ask of You/Music of the Night.”

The group gave a highly rated performance, combining complicated choreography, flawless playing and pageantry.

The marching band performed at 2:30 p.m. but started rehearsal at 9 the high school.

Their performance ended with a special effect of the Phantom, who happened to be trombonist John Paul Sevcik, disappearing.

They had some technical difficulties due to the wind, and the effect did not go as well as planned, but the complications were unavoidable in the outdoor setting.

The Tiger marching band had been preparing for this competition since two weeks before school began.

Just prior to the competition, the band worked on its skills nonstop during fourth hour band.

Another band that competed, South Winn Marching Band, 0 also performed selections from Phantom of the Opera, and very similar ones to those of the Tiger Marching Band.

They, however, are placed in two classes below Cedar Falls, and were ranked in Division II.

Class of 2014

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