2008-09 Marching Band honors









2008-09 Marching Band honors

Congratulations to these communities, student musicians, and band directors for championships, honors, and recognitions received this year during competition performance:
  • The Berkmar HS Marching Patriot Corps, directed by Nicholas Wiebers, received the Single A Division Championship at the Collins Hill Eagle's Nest Invitational;
  • The Brookwood HS Bronco Marching Band, directed by Rudy Wilson and Laura Stanley; Best Music Award and 1st Grand Champion Runner-Up at the Collins Hill Eagle's Nest Invitational; Band, Drum Major, Color Guard, and Percussion received 1st place Class AAAAA at the Old South Marching Contest..
  • The Central Gwinnett HS Black Knight Marching Band, directed by Chad Deal and Kevin Carwile; Percussion 1st in class at the Collins Hill Eagle's Nest Invitational;
  • The Collins Hill HS Screamin’ Eagle Band, directed by Richard Marshall and Ryan Bybee; Grand Champion at the Milton HS White Columns Invitational, Regional Finalist at the Bands of America Murray, Kentucky, Regional Championships, and Super Regional Finalist at the Bands of America St. Louis, Missouri, Super Regional Championships.
  • The Dacula HS Percussion Section, directed by Doug Harkness; Grand Champion of the Silver Division at the Greater Atlanta Marching Classic.
  • The Duluth HS Wildcat Marching Band, directed by Russ Thompson; Percussion 1st in class and Band overall Grand Champion in Class A and Class AA at the McEachern Marching Invitational; Color Guard 1st place and Band overall Grand Champion in Class A and AA at the Greater Atlanta Marching Competition, and Band 1st Place in Class AAA at the Lafayette Marching Classic.
  • The Grayson HS Marching Band, directed by Robert Barnes; Band, Drum Major, Percussion, and Color Guard 1st in place at 2008 Georgia Invitational Band Championship.
  • The Meadowcreek HS Marching Mustang Band, directed by Jimmie McKinley and Matthew Ross; received the Honorarium Award of $1,000 for Superior Performance at the Fountain City Invitational in Columbus, GA and was a Special Guest with the Shiloh HS Marching Band at the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade and Game.
  • The Mill Creek HS Marching Band, directed by Erik Mason; Color Guard and Percussion 1st place at the Georgia Marble Marching Festival and 1st place in Percussion at the Lafayette Marching Classic.
  • The Norcross HS Blue Devil Marching Band, directed by Rudy Gilbert and Doug Maloney; Band 2nd place at the McEachern Marching Invitational and 1st Runner-Up in Class AAA at the Collins Hill Eagle's Nest Invitational.
  • The Parkview HS Panther Band, directed by Richard Magner and Michael Barr; Band 1st in Class at the Warrior Invitational Marching Festival and 1st in Class at the Georgia Marble Marching Contest.
  • The Peachtree Ridge HS Roaring Lions Marching Band, directed by Heath Jones and Heath Lawless; Grand Champion Drum Line at the McEachern Marching Band Festival and 1st in class for Band and Color Guard at the Greater Atlanta Marching Band Festival and at the Old South Marching Band Classic.
  • The South Gwinnett HS Band of Stars, directed by William Owens and Josh Luke. 1st place Drum Major at the Southern Invitational; 1st place Drum Major, Color, and Percussion and the Sweepstakes Award at the Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands.