The marching band’s 2018 performances


Mackenzie Rosa

At the beginning of the game, Danceline pumps up the crowd. The Trojans have never beat Valdosta’s team before, so they were all hoping this would be the day. “It was great watching them beat Valdosta,” Lea Hatcher (12) said. “It was history right before our eyes.”

As the Marching Trojan Band gets their first superior rating of the season, many of the fans were excited.

Color Guard Captain Jalyn Smith (12) said, “That was a precious moment. We were excited because of all the hard work we put in.”

Smith has been on color guard for 3 years and became captain her senior year.

Madison Bradley (10) plays trumpet for the band, and as her first year on leadership,  she felt that their “first performance was pretty good.  I was really excited when I heard the ratings.”

The second competition of the season was canceled because of Hurricane Michael. The band was pretty upset when they heard the news.

“We were devastated because we started off good, and we want to continue what we started,” Rachel Ward (11) said. “But we are ready and prepared for our next competition.”

Because they couldn’t go to the competition, the band played their show in the stands to conclude the game.

Their final competition was Saturday October 20 in Blackshear, GA. The band was ranked as all superior for each category, including Drum Major, Color Guard, Danceline, and Percussion. They also received best in class Auxiliary, best in class Danceline, and second overall for their class.

“As our last competition came to an end, I was super excited,” Jaylee Smith (12) said. “I wish I could do it all over again because I’m really going to miss it.”