Delaware Hayes High School marching band brings home best percussion and color guard


The Delaware Hayes High School marching band took second place overall last weekend after participating in the Louisville (Ohio) High School “Music In Motion” band competition and was awarded best percussion and best color guard.

Andrew Doherty, director of the band, said he was proud of the band and their performance at the competition on Sept. 19.

Doherty said the band won second place in the “AA” division, second place overall, best percussion, and best color guard after the band performed its show “Inversion.”

“We’ve been trying new things and being really innovative,” Doherty said.

Doherty said the percussion section has really benefited from having its own instructor, Timothy Pence, who came aboard last year.

“They have some consistency now and great section leaders,” Doherty said.

Doherty said the color guard taking home top awards is no surprise.

“They are dominant,” Doherty said. “I think they have won every competition since I got here four years ago. They work hard and even have extra rehearsals.”

“The band has a great future ahead of it,” Doherty said.

Doherty said the band’s next competition will be on Oct. 3 at Nordonia High School in Macedonia. The band will also participate in a nearby competition on Oct. 17 at Westerville North High School.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @Battishill

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