High school band members may blend into the background at Friday night football games but they arenâ€™t overlooked by everyone.
Their hard work paid off Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Florida Bandmasters District II Marching Band Music Performance Assessment at Tommy Oliver Stadium in Panama City.
All bands are judged on three major factors: music performance, marching and maneuvering, and general effect.
Chipley High School’s â€œSpirit of the Tigerâ€ band played â€œ99 Red Balloons,â€ â€œYou Dropped a Bomb on Me,â€ and â€œShut Up & Dance,â€ with a superior overall rating.
Vernon High Schoolâ€™s â€œPride of Vernonâ€ played a medley from Grease, â€œGreased Lightning,â€ â€œSummer Nights,â€ â€œBorn to Hand Jive,â€ and â€œBeauty School Dropoutâ€ with an superior overall rating.
Holmes County High Schoolâ€™s â€œBlue Prideâ€ band played Elton John songs â€œIâ€™m Still Standing,â€ â€œCrocodile Rock,â€ â€œYour Song,â€ and â€œSaturday Night’s Alright for Fightingâ€ with an overall rating of excellent.Â