On Saturday, October 21st, the band performed at LPS stadium against many other schools in the Arapahoe Invitational. The competition was not only good in preparation for finals, but also a fundraiser for Arapahoe.
The students first performed in preliminaries in the morning with 24 different bands. They were able to pull a 70.7, putting them in the top twelve and into finals.
Because the band made it to finals, they performed again in the evening. At the end, they scored 70.1.
“Scores usually either stay the same or go down during finals and rarely go up, so I am proud of how we did at the end of the day,” said senior Natalie Schoenhals.
Though this competition does not affect the team’s overall success, it was a good way to see how they have improved throughout the season.
“This was good practice and a good way to track how we were doing so far,” said Schoenhals.
At the end of the day, the band was able to pull 8th place.
“We ended in 8th place, but that’s also not an accurate representation of how we’ll do at state because we’re competing against 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A schools,” said Schoenhals.
Due to the band’s stellar performance last Monday at regionals, they have qualified for state. The first round is this Friday at Air Force Stadium which is quarterfinals. If they do well there, they will qualify for semifinals on Saturday. If they do well enough there, they could qualify for finals which is that same evening.
“Littleton has never made it to state finals, but we’re practicing hard so we’ll see what happens,” said Schoenhals.