by Kiah Taylor, freshman
The Edgewood High School band went to ISSMA State Marching Finals for the 11th year in a row at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, November 4th. They got fourth place in their division out of ten other schools, but they were closer to first than they have ever been. The top four schools were scored only a fraction of a point from each other. They were only 1.15 points away from being in first place. In the past they’ve placed second, sixth, seventh, and eighth.
For some band members, this was their first performance at state finals. “I look forward to the next three years of five to four hour practices and getting up at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning,” Freshman Megan Young said.
On the other hand, seniors were performing in Lucas Oil Stadium for the last time as Marching Mustangs. “That feeling after we got off of the field is one that I won’t ever be able to put into words for anyone who wasn’t there to understand. As soon as we finished, I just started crying,” said senior Bri Myers. “I love my E family and this year definitely has a place in my heart.”
Myers has spent her high school career working hard and joining together with people to make great music. “The thing I will miss most about being in marching band is getting to spend five months with some amazing people to create a ten-minute show.”