The Vicksburg High School Band earned several honors at the Festival of Disney competition in Orlando, Florida, during spring break, where they competed with 30 other bands from across the country.
The Big Red Machine received superior ratings and took the overall highest award for their “parade band” and their “field show” performance of this year’s show “JOY!”
The band’s drum majors took the “Best Drum Majors” caption award. Symphonic band received an overall superior rating, and Concert band, Top Dawg Jazz, and Early Dawg Jazz took an overall excellent award.
“Vicksburg Bands performed to the best of their abilities. As directors, Ben Rosier and I could not be more proud of their accomplishments,” said Ravenna Myers, assistant band director.
Marching down Hollywood Boulevard seemed to be the highlight for the Big Red Machine, she said.
“Of all the marching experiences we’ve shared, the students said they enjoyed this one so much they didn’t want it to ever end,” said Myers.