OHS marching band wins championship

September 16, 2018 | 8:13 am

Updated September 16, 2018 | 9:17 am

The Owensboro High School marching band took home two first-place trophies last night at the Mid-States Band Association competition in Scottsville, Ky. — first in their class and grand champion.

This was the first time the band competed in this competition, which divides marching bands by band size rather than school size like their usual Kentucky Music Education Association (KMEA) competitions.

The OHS band has 70 members, placing them in the 3A category for the Mid-States competition and 4A for KMEA competition. Band Director Abe Barr said he wanted his band to compete try their hand at competing against similar size bands.

“Turns out if doesn’t matter because we beat them all,” Barr said of their grand champion win.

When Barr started at OHS five years ago the school didn’t have a competitive marching band. With what he attributes to good student leadership, the OHS marching band finished last season seventh in the state.

With a second place finish last week in Madisonville and last night’s first place win, the OHS marching band is on the path to top last year’s state placement.

September 16, 2018 | 8:13 am

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