Congratulations are in order, as we are extremely excited to be sending TWELVE students to participate in Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA) Honor Bands in November!
Attending the All-Region (grades 7-9) band on Nov. 12th-13th at Eastern HS in Pekin: Madeline Sargent (flute), Christian Carter (alto sax), Cielo Retama (trumpet), Anna Massengale (trumpet), and Malliyah Reed (percussion).
Attending the All-District (grades 9-12) band on Nov. 19th-20th at North Harrison HS in Ramsey: Jillian Andrew (clarinet), Jeremy Fow (tenor sax), Griffin Webster (trumpet), Kaleb Webster (trumpet), Josiah Massengale (trombone), Jeremiah Arnold (trombone), and Shawn McFarland (tuba).
We look forward to these students representing our band program and our school!
In what could be called a surprising turn of events, the CCMW earned a Silver Rating and did not qualify for the Semi-State competition at the Evansville Regional this past weekend. Although the show felt strong, the band was ranked low enough combined with a penalty, they did not finish in the top 10.
It surely is a disappointing end to what was another strong season for the group. The band scored and placed highly all season, and was continually ranked in the top 10 in class D in polls. The students and parents worked hard all season to bring the show to life. And most importantly, the band did improve and reach new levels of achievement for the program, regardless of what the results were.
The Marching Wolfpack concluded it's invitational season with a return to the Festival of Marching Bands at Springs Valley Jr/Sr High School in French Lick. With a full complement of props, and an increased performance level, the group finish in 3rd place in class AAA, behind Madison and Bedford. The top 3 bands were separated by a mere 7 tenths of a point. In addition to the placement, the band took home the trophy for best General Effect in their class.
The band set a new high score for the season, with a score of 63.85. Check out the full results here (courtesy of IndianaMarching.com).
The Marching Wolfpack pushed through the heat on Saturday for a trip to Floyd Central and a performance in the Highlander Invitational. The group performed their best show yet, and earned them a 3rd place finish in class AAA out of 6, behind Paoli and Madison Consolidated. The colorguard once again took home the award for best auxiliary in their class.
The group scored a 62.45, a season high and a jump of 12 points from the previous weekend. Check out the full results here (courtesy of IndianaMarching.com).
The Marching Wolfpack hit the road for their only 'double-dip' of the season, performing at both the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational in the morning, and the Pride of Paoli Invitational in the evening.
At Bedford, the skies opened up and pushed the contest indoors to the gymnasium, where bands performed in standstill formation. The CCMW placed 2nd behind Orleans in Class D. The drumline earned another 'best percussion' award.
At Paoli, the weather cleared out and the field drained wonderfully, so the whole contest was able to be held as scheduled. In class AA, Crawford placed 2nd out of 4, behind Tell City. The colorguard earned the award for 'best colorguard,' and was the top scoring guard of all 15 bands in attendance regardless of class.
The CCMW got off to a strong start in their first competition of 2016, finishing in first place in class AA and winning all captions (music, visual, general effect, percussion, colorguard, and drum major).
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 and 2014.
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 15 in the program in 2015, 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 both the the 2013 and 2015 Class A-2 championships.