Photos by Willow Stephenson
By Haylee Kopasz
The annual Colorado State Fair Parade took place on Saturday Aug. 26 at 10 a.m., in downtown Pueblo. It is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and the State Fair Parade Committee. This year's theme was “Colorado Mountains of Fun.”
Our PCHS marching band took 2nd place in 3A and was the highest scoring band from all of Pueblo. Drum Major Amber Mills, senior, took 2nd place overall.
“They played the western song,Cheyenne, a homage to the band’s country theme, which can be seen clearly with the unique cowboy hats they wear,” said Band Director, Mr. Josh Muller.
Band member Gracie Bamforth, freshman, said “The band was good at playing our music and it was fun dancing with the drum-line.”
The cheer team scored 1st place overall this year. Chloe Smith, freshman, from the cheer team said “feels like I have achieved a huge goal by winning first place for my first year at county. I’m excited to keep achieving new goals this year!”
Our float in it this year was number 83.The day before the parade the hay was put on the trail and the day of student council decorated. Cooper Jackson, freshman, from Student Leadership said, “it was fun to go through and be a part of. And my favorite part of the parade was being able to do it with friends.” When Kaylina Frates, freshman, saw the float she said, “We showed a lot of school spirit.”