Spartan Band places second in Princeton; prepares for TOOT performances

The Spartan Marching Band of Greenbrier East High School will be performing on the Carnegie Hall Stage during the annual Taste of Our Towns (TOOT) festival on Oct. 8. The festival benefits Carnegie Hall.
Time for the Spartan Band performance and the performance by Second Block Rock, another performing group in the instrumental music program at East, will be 12:30 p.m. Earlier, the Greenbrier East Choirs will perform on the same stage at 11:45 a.m., and the Eastern Greenbrier Middle School band will perform at 2:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Spartan band marched in the Southern Thunder Marching Band Festival, hosted by the Princeton Senior High School Tiger Marching Band at Hunnicutt Stadium in Princeton.
For their performance, the Spartan Band placed second in the Class AAA division with the Percussion section receiving first place; the Color Guard earning second place in Auxiliary competition; and Drum Major/Field Conductor John Ambler placing third in the Field Conductor competition.
The Spartan band will be performing pre-game and halftime shows for home football games Oct. 14, 21, and Nov. 4 as well as the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational Classic to be performed on Laidley Field in the University of Charleston Stadium.

Representing the leadership team during the awards program at Princeton were Row 1: John Ambler; Row 2: Platoon leaders, JJ Mattox (left), Kaitlyn Glover, Taylor Cook and James Floyd; Row 3: Chase Fogus (left), Jessie Gilbert, Tiara Henson, Abby Hurley, Adam Shaffer and Thomas Cornett.
Representing the leadership team during the awards program at Princeton were Row 1: John Ambler; Row 2: Platoon leaders, JJ Mattox (left), Kaitlyn Glover, Taylor Cook and James Floyd; Row 3: Chase Fogus (left), Jessie Gilbert, Tiara Henson, Abby Hurley, Adam Shaffer and Thomas Cornett.

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