BMHS Band of Pride finishes with 2nd highest placement at Ballard Memorial two years in a row
Kelly Paul, AY Editor
Louisville -The BMHS Band of Pride placed 13th at the KMEA Class 1A State Preliminary Semifinals in Louisville this past Saturday hosted by Butler Traditional High School. Their total score was 71.475; this was right behind 12th place winner McClean County with a score of 74.005.
The Band of Pride’s 71.475 score shows much improvement from their first score of 60 at the Starfest Competition at Marshall County High School on September 21st where the band finished in 4th place in Class 1A division. The BMHS band then went on to show improvement as they scored a total of 69.8 at the Christian County Tournament of Bands at Stadium of Champions in Hopkinsville where they finished in 2nd place in Class 1A. Percussion and color guard also took 2nd place at the competition.
On October 5th, the band traveled to Hopkins County Central High School in Madisonville to finish in 1st place at the Hopkins County Central Storm Classic with a score of 68.05 in Class 1A. This was far ahead of 2nd place winner Campbellsville, who scored 61.8. BMHS percussion also took 1st place at the Storm Classic.
On October 19th, it was back to Stadium of Champions in Hopkinsville where the Band of Pride took sixth place at the Class 1A West Regional-Quarterfinals with a score of 68.2. This was a close finish behind fifth place McClean County with a score of 68.95.
The band’s 13th place finish at State Competition is the second highest placement in BMHS history two years in a row. Band Director Heather Waters is pleased with how hard the band members worked this year. “I’m really proud. The kids worked really hard. It was a really exciting season,” she said. “It is very exciting to see what is going to happen next year. It was a positive atmosphere this year. It was really good to work with them.”