By Joseph Clardy
The Barren County High School Marching Trojans competed in the 2017 KMEA 4A-West Quarterfinals Competition at Stadium of Champions in Hopkinsville, KY on Oct. 21. This competition marked the beginning of the Marching Trojans’ road to making State Finals for the second consecutive year. Their show is entitled “The Aviators,” and features pieces such as “Flight” by Hans Zimmer (from the film Man of Steel), “Enterprising Young Men” from the film Star Trek, “Never Forget” from the game Halo 3, and “Dies Irae” from Verdi’s Requiem.
These pieces were arranged for the BCHS Marching Band by Ben Lee. After all bands had performed, the judges compiled their scoresheets. The BCHS Band received a distinguished rating and succeeded in moving on to Semi-Finals. They will perform in the 12th time slot at the 4A Semi-finals Saturday, Oct. 28 at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, KY.
|The BCHS Marching Band warming up prior to their performance.|
|The BCHS Marching Band entering the field.|
|The BCHS Marching Band performing their on-field warmup, led by Dr. Kip Crowder.|
|(Lower Center) The Clarinet trio consisting of (Left to Right) Baley Froggett, Chelsea York, and Ashley Kizziar.|
|(Far Right on prop in back) Senior Jeremy Rabenold performs his trumpet solo.|
|Sophomore Reece Taylor standing in front of the band trailer.|
|From left, Lydia Costello, Baley Froggett, Makayla Vincent, Brianna Owens, Kaylee Hawkins, Courtney Hanes, Weston Clark, Josh Dirig, and Justin Fischinger.|
|Drum Majors Nathaniel Clifford and Caroline Kinsman.|
|The Band getting water after their performance.|
|Senior Wyatt Moss shows off his uniform after the performance.|