Band gets 1+ rating at marching festival

The Iola marching band regiment receives best rating & drumline honors

November 5, 2014

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Jessica Oakley

Zach Cokely, Quentin Mallette, Brynna Hollins, and Barry Porter line up in file and belt out some notes for a set.

The Iola High School Mustang marching regiment took the field at Southern Plains Marching Festival at Andover, Kansas on Oct. 29 and came home with a top rating.
At the festival, the band faced off against others from across southern Kansas. In this competition, bands are not ranked, and there are separate judges for the band and the percussion. The IHS regiment received a I+ (superior) rating, the highest rating possible, along with a distinction for Top Drum Line.
“It feels really awesome to get this rating,” Emily Klubek said, “especially with it being my senior year.”
This is the second competition the IHS group has participated in this year. On Oct. 15, the Mustangs’ performance at Baker University in Baldwin City earned them a score of 89.82 and a first-in-show award.
“This season has had its ups and down,” sophomore Karima Hall said. “In my opinion, the band is only going to get better.”

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  • The Mustang Regiment in the final set of their 2014 production, the Patriarch. In the back row from left, Jo Lohman, Kendall Jay, and William Winner. Middle: Blake Mittelmeier, John Miller, Isaiah Wicoff. Front, on knee, Bobbi Sinclair, Chloe Wilson, Allison Hobbs.

  • Zach Cokely, Quentin Mallette, Brynna Hollins, and Barry Porter line up in file and belt out some notes for a set.

  • Andrew Waldman looks sarcastically on the scene from behind his quints.

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    JohnDec 1, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Man we have an awesome band, Proud to be a Mustang.

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