H. Phillips

H. Phillips

Cassie Case, News Writer

The Heritage High School Legion of Generals marching band competed in our second competition of the year and brought home every trophy available to us. We went to Gadsden City High School in Alabama not fully expecting to win. Going into it, we knew that other bands would have majorettes and dance lines, as bands from Alabama typically have. It’s not a good or bad thing that Heritage does not have them, but it can affect how the scoring turns out. If the judges give a high score to the majorettes and dance line, it would make their overall score higher, even if our band was better.

Thankfully, we did have a great performance and pulled through with a win for Heritage. We won the best in class for drum majors, colorguard, and percussion. We were also awarded the Bob Rush award for all superior ratings and the Rip Regan award for being the most entertaining band out of more than twenty that performed that day. As a section leader, I got to stand on the field to represent the Legion and take awards. After we won best in class for drum majors, then colorguard, and finally with percussion, we were hardly able to contain our excitement. We knew we had it at that point. Mr. Callaway told us later that it was the percussion section that really pulled through for us.

With Christy Song bringing in a win the night before by winning the crown for Homecoming Queen as a band member, the weekend was perfect for the Legion of Generals. It will definitely be remembered by myself and my fellow band members for years to come.