Dunbar’s Marching Band’s REDemption

Marching band has come back up on top with their new show, Redemption.

Marching Band’s production, REDemption, is about coming back from a loss. It’s about going from bad and choosing to be better.

“Last year’s show, Whirl, was the first time in years we didn’t make it to finals,” freshman Daniel Roenker said.  “So this year we’re supposed to be redeeming ourselves from last year.” 

On Sept. 15 the marching band competed against 12 other schools at Boyle County High School, and they won the music caption. The music caption means that they had the highest music score out of the 12 bands. Harrison County, who Dunbar tied to the 0.001th point.

Music is 60 % of the score while visual is 40%. Dunbar had a higher music score, which boosted them to first place. 

“We finally were given the opportunity to redeem ourselves from last year and show people we are a great band that will do great things this season,” senior Michael Click said.

There are five groups that make up Dunbar’s band: marching band, concert band, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, color guard and winter guard.

“It felt really good to win yesterday at our first competition,” junior Grace Mahr said.

“We’ve been working really hard to get our first show together, and all of our hard work for the past couple of months has paid off.”

State finals are on Oct. 27.