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Band wins third Reserve Grand Champion of season; will compete in regionals Saturday

The Hancock County high school marching Hornets continued its impressive win streak Saturday. The band won Reserve Grand Champion at the Owensboro Catholic high school Marching Invitational contest with a score of 84. The third Reserve Grand Champion distinction this season pleased HCHS Band Director Zach Buskill.

“To my knowledge this is the first time our marching band has won Reserve Grand Champion three times in one season,” Buskill said.

“It’s exciting for the kids to consistently win a major award like that, and it gives them motivation and confidence to continue practicing hard and performing at a high level.”

Buskill said Saturday’s win came on the heels of a strong week of practice coming out of fall break. He said the show is completely installed, which helps make the overall performance better. Buskill said the band plans to add some visual aspects to the show this week, but the most important thing the band needs to concentrate on is to consistently perform with precision.

“This weekend we are performing in the KMEA Class 2A Regional Quarterfinals at Warren East high school in Bowling Green, KY,” Buskill said. “We perform at 4 p.m.

By Ralph Dickerson

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