Band ensembles win at West Ashley | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 19, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: February 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm
The Colleton County Winter Ensembles competed this past weekend at the 2016 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Premiere at Ashley Ridge High School in Ladson.
The Band of Blue Varsity scored a 60.720 and placed second to Summerville High School at the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Event. The Varsity performed its popular show “Travelin’ Thru.”
The much-improved Band of Blue JV Guard scored a 49.790, placing third behind Ashley Ridge and Fort Dorchester.
The Colleton County Cadets Winter guard scored a 58.130 and placed 2nd to the Summerville Cadets. The Cadets’ show is entitled “Nightingale”
The Colleton County Middle School “Concert Percussion Cadets” finished their program “The Curse” in first place with a score of 70.500 in their division.
The Band of Blue Winter Percussion scored a 67.8 — a close second to West Ashley in Scholastic AA Percussion with their show “Shadows”.
The Band of Blue Varsity Winter Guard will travel to Mount Pleasant, N.C. for a CWEA-sponsored show on Feb. 20.
The Band of Blue Winter Ensembles’ next competition will be at White Knoll High School on March 12.
The Band of Blue Booster Club will host the 2016 SBCDA Winter Ensembles State Championships on March 19 at Colleton County High School.
Seventy-two competing units from all over the state will attend and compete for the State Championships in their divisions. The Band of Blue Booster Club hosted the 2012 5A State Marching Championships and annually hosts the Walterboro Band Classic.
The Band of Blue Varsity and the CCMS Cadets are directed by William Thomas with assistance from Band of Blue Assistant Director Meredith Melven and Katie Wallace.
The Band of Blue Winter Percussion is directed by Gary Stroupe with assistance from Eric Ferguson and Jasmine Bowers.
For more information about the Band of Blue Winter Ensembles go to www.bandofblue.org or the Colleton County High School Band Facebook Page.