Contest in Clinton; Marching Band Takes Home Third


LH Staff

Art by Estie Dillard.

Owen Sorenson and Emme Perencevich

Nerves were high on Saturday as the band marched their season-ending competition in Clinton, Iowa. The band performed their show titled “Jazz.” The first set they ran was “Caravan,” which was originally written by Duke Ellington. The second and third songs were “Afro Blue,” by John Coltrane and “Echano,” by Chuck Mangione. Their closing piece was “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” by Stevie Wonder.

The Little Hawk Marching Band took home a third place trophy and a “best horn line” award. An award that’s given to the band which has the best cumulative wind section. Drum Majors Lindy Rublaitus ’19, Quinn Kopelman ’19, and Katherine Intorna ’20 were recognized along with the seniors at the end of the performance.

Monday, October 15, is the annual Bates Field Follies at City High. The performance will consist of their “Jazz” show and some of their pep-band songs.

The last event the marching band will be participating in this year is the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade. The parade will take place this Friday, October 19, starting at 5:45 p.m. It will kick off on Gilbert and Washington.