On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 27th, the CCMW traveled to the Highlander Invitational hosted by the Marching Highlanders of Floyd Central High School. Despite a blinding sunlight at performance time, the band turned in a solid run, earning a 1st place finish in Class AA with a score of 58.60.
The colorguard took home their second straight guard trophy, and the band swept captions winning music, visual, and general effect. The band has yet to finish outside of 1st in the visual caption yet this year.
To see a full listing of results, click over to Indianamarching.com here.
Check out the video here (courtesy of IM):
On the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 20th, the CCMW took to the road to compete at the North Harrison Invitational hosted by the Marching Cougars at North Harrison High School. The band had an excellent run-through, and took home 1st place in Class AA with a score of 60.65.
The band also earned the caption trophies for best music (tie), best visual, best general effect, and best percussion. The drumline won the overall caption in the entire show (out of 10)! To see a full listing of results, click over to IndianaMarching.com here.
CCMW finishes 5th at Paoli - Best Visual, Best Colorguard
In the evening of Saturday, Sept. 20th, the CCMW headed up the road to compete at the Pride of Paoli Invitational at Paoli Jr/Sr High School. The band had a high energy run-through, marking their best performance to date. As the smallest band in class AAA, they took home 5th place with a score of 61.85.
The band also earned the distinction of having the best visual and best colorguard in their class. The band finished 3rd overall in both captions as well (out of 19!). To see a full listing of results, click over to IndianaMarching.com here.
Itineraries posted for Springs Valley and Regionals (Evansville)
Check out the sidebar to the right for upcoming itineraries to the shows!
Crawford County Marching Arts program encompasses the Marching Band, Colorguard, and Drumline activities of Crawford County Jr/Sr High School in Marengo, IN. The program, founded in 2006, strives to teach life lessons through a competitive music education setting.
In the fall of 2006, the Marching Wolfpack made its competitive debut in Corydon, IN. Getting dead last by many points, the band program set out on a goal to have constant improvement. At the end of the year, they finished with a Silver rating at the ISSMA Festival Class show, a non-competitive but state run invitational. In 2007, just one year after their debut at the same location, the Marching Wolfpack won their class at the Corydon invitational sweeping all captions.
Silver ratings at the ISSMA district contest in Jasper, IN followed in 2007 (class C) and 2008 (class D) as the band grew in size and quality. In 2009, armed for the first time with a full staff, the band took the next step and advanced with a Gold rating at the ISSMA district contest (class D) and performed at the ISSMA Regional contest in Evansville. In 2012 the band advanced on to Semi-State for the first time in school history, mere points behind a coveted State Finals spot. They repeated that feat in 2013.
The Marching Arts operates the Colorguard and Winterguard program. The Winterguard competes annually in several TriState Circuit shows, while the colorguard performs in the fall with the marching band. Coming from a guard of 0 in 2005, to 16 in the program in 2012, the guard has seen its share of growth over the years.
Also under the Marching Arts umbrella is the drumline and Winter Drumline. The Winter Drumline is a group focused on the continuing education and growth of the percussion program, and serves as a tool to prepare the percussionists for the rigors and demands of the fall marching season. Also performing in the TriState Circuit, the group earned a Silver Medal at the 2013 Class B championships.
The 2014 season looks promising, as the band returns a large percentage of students and staff, and welcomes in a new class of excited young students. Watch out for the CCMW this fall, as it looks to take 'the next step' towards State Finals with their program "Everyday Heroes."