On October 6, the marching band performed at the Washington Marching Band Festival. The band received 2nd place in their class, 1st place drumline, and 1st place auxiliary. Two weekends ago, at Sullivan, the Shamrocks placed 1st in their class division. The Marching Shamrocks improved tremendously at Washington. The band placed 12 points higher in their music score than at Sullivan!
The Washington Parade started at 8:30 A.M.; the beginning of the route began by the Borgia Church on Main Street. The marching band then turned right onto Jefferson Street. The Shamrocks marched down the hill by Dairy Delight, which is also known as Shamrock Corner, where all the New Haven folks come to support and cheer the band on! The Marching Shamrocks turned left onto 8th street and then took a right on Sunnyside, ending up at Washington High School.
On October 13, the Marching Shamrocks competed at Potosi’s Marching Festival. The band won 1st place in music, marching, auxiliary, drumline, drum majors, and 1st place overall! Mrs. Koch is very proud of the marching band for how much they have been improving and how they are doing this season.
The Potosi Parade started at 9 A.M. The route began at the corner of High Street and the band marched down Lawrence Street. Then, the marching band turned left onto South Mine Street, heading back to Potosi High School.
Elizabeth McDaris stated, “My favorite parade so far has been Sullivan because we got first place, and after we marched, we got to go eat and hang out with our friends.”
Shamrockette Grace White added, “My favorite parade we marched at this season was the Washington Parade because there were a lot of people from New Haven there to support us. I also improved on my pom routine and marching!”
Now the Marching Shamrocks are down to one last parade at Mizzou Homecoming in Columbia! Good luck, Shamrocks, and have fun at your last march this season!