This past Saturday, our Bowmen Marching Band competed in the NWAPA Championships held at Hillsboro Stadium. Twenty-four bands representing Northwest schools gathered to bring their show the field one last time in hopes to be reigned the best in the Northwest.

The Marching Bowmen had an amazing start to the season and were able to surpass the goals set for the year in the first season performance and quickly set a new benchmark. They then set their sites to be best in the division (AA) and came very close to reaching this goal. They placed 2nd in the AA Division, 1st in ensemble music and were .05 points from capturing the High Music Award.

Equally impressive are the supportive parents and sponsors who help provide this opportunity to their students. The total hours spent building props, moving equipment, raising funds and cooking meals are countless. It is through the sacrifices of these people that marching band is possible! Thank you to anyone who helped in any capacity this year!

And finally, thank you to the school board and administrators. Competitive marching has a unique power to motivate students, ignite physical and mental growth, and bring together a caring and sensitive community of teachers, parents and students. We appreciate your support and hope you will continue to recognize music as an essential element of a young person’s development, from Kindergarten to their senior year.

No rehearsal tonight!

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