West Rowan Band a winner
The West Rowan Marching Band, under the direction of Daniel Trivette and field direction of drum majors Janise Lingle and Collin Townsend, competed in four competitions during the marching band season. The 2009 competition and halftime show is “Into the West.”
The Falcons first competed at Mount Pleasant High School’s “Showcase of Champions” in September. They placed second in AA competition in drum major, marching and music, as well as an overall placement of second in their class.
The band also received the first Matthew Edenburn “Esprit de Corps” Award. This marks the third consecutive year the Marching Falcons have been awarded an honor based on spirit from this contest.
The North Rowan Cavalier Classic was the second competition. In preliminary performance, the Marching Falcons placed second in drum major, marching, color guard, music, general effect and had the highest percussion score of the day. They placed second overall in Class AA and moved on to perform in finals competition.
In late October, the band competed at the Forbush High School Festival of Bands in East Bend. The band placed first in music and color guard, while taking second place in percussion and drum major. The Falcons received first place in Class AA competition, and were named the Class A and AA Grand Champions.
The Marching Falcons concluded the marching band season with their fourth competition at North Davidson High School’s Festival of Bands. The band entered in AAA competition, placing second in music and receiving first place awards for drum majors, marching, percussion and general effect. At the end of the awards ceremony, the Marching Falcons were named Class A, AA and AAA Grand Champions.