By: AJ French
Pueblo County High Schools Band has done fantastic this year, getting medal after medal in competitions. After a whole season of blowing the competition away, their marching season ended with the state competition in Grand Junction Colorado on Oct.31, Halloween night.
Zero French, a junior in Colorguard stated, “State was an amazing experience and it was so incredible to experience it with people I’m close to. Colorguard is a family to me and I love all of them. Everyone worked so hard and I’m so proud of my team.”
After performing in finals PCHS went home with the title of third place in the Colorado State Marching Band Finals. They have all performed excellently this year not only in competitions. During football games, our band has done a fantastic job during halftime and has continued to wow the crowd with their talent and potential.
Ash Lindt, a Freshman who plays trombone and baritone said, “Even if we got third place I still think that everyone did their best and had fun while doing it. So I think personally that's better than winning first.”
The band members sacrificed a lot of time and energy into getting this far and it just goes to prove just how well effort pays off. This is the first time in over a decade that a high school from Pueblo has earned a medal at the state-level marching band competitions.
Eleanor Mapes, a sophomore in Colorguard said, “When I heard we got third place, I started bawling. We worked really hard this year with countless hours in the sun and many, many sunburns, but if we did this well this year, imagine how great we’ll do next year.”
Kianna Leiba freshman said, “I thought state went pretty good, I think we could have done a little better but overall we did amazing, better than ever and I’m so proud.
PCHS marching band season is now over but they had a fantastic year. They made memories their never gonna forget and while doing that performed excellently and brought many trophies home. Good Job PCHS marching band, for showing what this school is made of.