Coahoma placed 13th out of the 19 West Texas and Panhandle bands that marched at Dick Bivins Field. The first seven bands went on to the finals held that same evening.
The award-winning Coahoma band performed its show entitled a Grimm Tale in front of hundreds of spectators who braved the sunny but cool and windy weather to watch a full day of competition.
“I am proud of the performance our student’s gave at Area,” said John Landin, head band director. “They worked many hours to get to this moment. They represented their school and themselves well at multiple contest this season.”
The band traveled about three and half hours to Amarillo to compete Saturday after spending Friday night in the stands exposed to freezing temperatures cheering on the varsity football players as they competed in a very important game against the Colorado City Wolves.
Earlier in the season, the band earned a Division I rating at UIL Region 6 contest and at the Concho Classic Marching Festival where the band’s Color Guard received the Outstanding Color Guard award for Class 3A Schools
“The kid’s are looking forward to adding more stand tunes for our upcoming playoff run with the football team,” Landin said. “After football season we will turn our attention toward concert season and completing our run at a third consecutive Sweepstakes award.”
The Color Guard Choreography for the 2017 show is by Zach McKennon and dance choreography is by Stevi McKinnon, owner of the Dance Gallery in Big Spring. The show centers on the Brothers Grimm version of Little Red Riding Hood.
This year’s band is led by seniors Tyler McFall, Hope Ramirez, and Reagan Deel. Assistant band directors for the program are Jessica Fox and Kira Landin.
The public can next watch the award winning Big Red Band perform on Friday, Nov. 9, during halftime of the Coahoma Bulldogs/ Lubbock Roosevelt football game in Lubbock. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.