Dartmouth High School Band Shooting For Back To Back Championships
Congratulations to the students in the Dartmouth Highschool band. Their hard work has paid off, because they will represent the south coast as they compete at the national championship this year.
The long hours of practice for the Dartmouth High School band has paid off again. Perennially, one of the best high school bands in America, the group is going for back to back national championships this weekend at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey.
Our instructors have been saying since band camp in August that on paper this is the strongest band we have ever had, color guard included. We have 26 seniors this year and that is one of the biggest classes to ever go through the program. --Tyler Gregoire, Dartmouth High School Marching Band Senior
Last weekend, the Dartmouth High School band scored a 99.1 in Lawrence, MA at NESBA finals! They arrived back at 2:30 on Sunday morning from a long double competition in New Britain, Connecticut (beating out 12 other bands from New Jersey to New England) and were back at it at 10:30am Sunday for another long day of championship competition.
The band is currently undefeated and has the highest score throughout any Division 5 bands in the USBands circuit on the East Coast. They will be the final performance this weekend (out of 9 other bands) in their division from across the country. Senior members of the band tell Fun 107 that they feel this will put them in a strong position to win.
Additional Reporting by: Ben Ackerman- Senior, Trevor Gregoire- Senior, Mike Cabral- Senior, David Bacdayan- Senior, and Isabel Harris- Senior.