With the end of marching band, here is a brief recap of their season:
They have competed in the Friendship Cup, the Legend Marching Festival, State Regionals, and State. “ We have received 1st place in class and 3rd overall at The Friendship Cup. We received 1st place overall at Legend, and we received 3rd place in class at state regional, qualify us for state,” said Kevin Larsen, director of bands.
The HR marching band went on to semi-finals resulting in 11th place, the best Highlands Ranch has ever done in over 19 years, according to Larsen. “ Our semi-finals score was 71.00, the highest in HR history,” Jessie Bertman, head drum major said. Next season marching band hopes to improve more than ever before.
“To do well in the future marching band needs to know to keep on working hard and improve each year,” said Jake Isaacs, assistant drum major.
This years show was the Puppet Master, and with next year in mind marching band needs to think of ways to thrive. “ One thing is to set an expectation for excellence, which is key for the future,” said Larsen. Marching band hopes that next year they’ll go off to finals.
Abby Gallarzo, STAFF REPORTER