After Sullivan, the New Haven Marching Shamrocks were prepared to perform in Washington, and their performance on Saturday, October 3rd showed just how hard the band has been working to practice for competitions.
Scoring first in their class with an overall score of a 78.00 out of 100 was something the band was excited about. Caption scores were taken out of 200. The marching band gathered the following captions: outstanding music performance with scores of 193 and a 156, outstanding marching performance with scores of 120 and 155, and auxiliary with a score of 172.
Hearing the news of the win was a shock to some members of the band. Saxophone, Ereka Bailey, quotes, “I was very surprised. Some of the band members were talking about how they messed up in certain places of the song, but I thought we sounded pretty good!”
Their next stop is Mizzou, on October 10th at 9:00 A.M., to perform in the homecoming parade. The crowd is larger and the route is longer, so the marching band is preparing to step up their game and conquer the route.