The Darby Marching Band has a “superior” performance

The marching band has been undefeated for the season, winning all but two trophies at their competitions. They have one of the most amazing sounds out of all the bands in Ohio, and have possibly the highest score for music this season. They have scored the highest score at Darby in 10 years, receiving a 282 out of 300 at their Athens competition, and now the Darby Marching Band has taken the field for OMEA State Marching Band Finals.

  It has been a long and tough season for the Marching Band and Color Guard, especially with the incredibly hot summer. Practicing for 6-9 hours a day at band camp in 90 degree weather, practicing every day during school, and two hours after school twice a week prepared them for their performance at State Marching Band Finals this past Saturday.

  The band had an amazing show at State Finals, despite it being around 35 degrees at the time of their performance. Although it was cold, the band’s sound was generally unaffected, and left an impact on the judges.

  OMEA music adjudicator Jeffrey Roquemore praised the band for their performance ethic with comments like, “[You are a] talented group on and off the field,” and, “solid control of sound”.

  OMEA auxiliary adjudicator Barry Canan wrote, underlined three times, “Love this show!”

  Marching Band director Jeremy Kozman gave appreciations to the band last Thursday, after their tradition of class run throughs.

  “Those were the most amazing run throughs that I’ve seen since I started teaching here. If we are able to do that on Saturday, there’s no reason that we shouldn’t get straight ones,” Kozman explained.

  The Band then went on to receive straight superior ratings at State Finals. They are one of the few to do so, and are also the only Hilliard band to do so. With all of their success this season, many kids in the band are hopeful for next marching season.


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