The Spartan Marching Band of Greenbrier East High School scored 86.45 at the Atlantic Coast Championships of the Tournament of Bands in Hershey, PA, last Sunday, placing 14th in the nation as a result.
“This is one of the highest placements we have ever achieved at the Championships,” noted James Allder, director of instrumental music at Greenbrier East. “We are so proud of the work and efforts the band members have shown this marching season and also the overwhelming support, not only by the Greenbrier East Music Boosters, but by the Greenbrier East community.”
The Spartan Band show this year not only featured the new uniforms, which were purchased through contributions from the Greenbrier East community and supporters, but also all music used in the show was written by Greenbrier East alumni, Allder added.
The Spartan Marching Band will now be involved in preparation for the area Christmas parades and the transition to the Spartan Concert Band and other instrumental music groups.