Winter Ensemble competes | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 5, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: February 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm
The Colleton County Winter Ensembles competed this past weekend at the 2016 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Premiere at West Ashley High School.
The Band of Blue Varsity scored a 48.9600 and placed fourth against 18 competing guards at the event, earning a Scholastic-A ranking for the CWEA Championship. The CCHS Varsity Guard performed its routine “Travelin Thru” to the song of the same name by Dolly Parton.
The Band of Blue JV scored a 36.130 and qualified for Scholastic AAA class among the competing guards. The CCHS JV Guard performed their routine “Suspect” to the song “Excerpts from the score of the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
The Colleton County “Cadets” scored a 44.680 and placed second in their division.
New to this year’s competition were the Colleton County Middle School “Concert Percussion Cadets” who debuted their program “The Curse” which took first place in its division.
The CCMS Cadets performed their routine to the song “Nightingale” by Demi Lavato.
The Band of Blue Winter Percussion scored a 65.30 and placed second in Scholastic-AA Percussion with their show “Shadows.” The Winter Percussion returns to competition this year after winning the Novice Percussion CWEA Regional Championship and the SCBDA Winter Ensemble State Championship.
The Band of Blue Winter Ensembles will compete next at Ashley Ridge High School on Feb. 13.
The Band of Blue Booster Club will be hosting the 2016 SBCDA Winter Ensembles State Championships on March 19 at Colleton County High School. Over 60 units from all over the state will attend and compete for the State Championships in their divisions. The Booster Club hosted the 2012 5A State Marching Championships and annually host 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.