Marching band receives straight ones at High Plains


Deborah Polifka

Band Instructor Matthew Rome and Drum Majors Cameron Karlin and Kyra PolifkaWilhelm pose after receiving their award.

On Monday afternoon, the marching band played through the wind at the High Plains Marching Festival. Though the wind was strong, the band members played through and received straight ones.

“This is the third consecutive year we’ve gotten straight ones for every category,” band instructor Matthew Rome said.

The band played their Accidentally in Love show, including songs “Accidentally in Love” arranged by Micheal Brown, “You’ll Be in my Heart” by Phil Collins, and ended with “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake.

Of the 18 schools there, only six bands received one ratings.