Yesterday, marching band and color guard boarded a bus at 6am to head to Pueblo, Colorado to march in the state fair parade. They placed second both in 4A and overall. It was a very solid day.
“It was exciting; we placed second which we’re pretty psyched about because we were just behind Air Academy who is number one in the state,” said senior drum major Natalie Schoenhals.
At the state fair, each marching band is judged at the beginning of the parade, and they march a total of 2.6 miles down the streets of Pueblo, with spectators watching the entire way. Littleton High School is in the midst of raising up a young band, made primarily of freshmen and sophomores, so this was a new experience for many of the band members. They performed very well and felt excited about the results.
“I was pleasantly surprised by our performance. I had been practicing mace work for Western Welcome Week last Saturday so I hadn’t had really any time practicing parade marching with the band…but when I was in the block I could tell who was who,” said Schoenhals.
The marching band has had a strong season so far and is looking forward to their next competition at the collage concert this upcoming Wednesday. Marching band and color guard will also be performing during halftime at the upcoming home football games.
LHS marching band of 2017 is definitely showing potential, and they can’t wait to see what’s in store for them next.