As football season roars on, the marching band of Parry Mc-Cluer continues to work hard and astound audiences. While the band entertains the city of Buena Vista during the halftimes of football games, they don’t stop there. The Marching Blues attend competitions of their own and bring pride to our school and city through showcasing their talents.

On Sept. 21, the band attended their first competition of the season at Stuarts Draft High School, titled “Blast in the Draft.”

As a class 1A school, the smallest division, Parry Mc-Cluer performed earlier in the day. Blast in the Draft held bands from 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, and 5A, and awarded them by division. The Marching Blues received third place for general effect, and the color guard received first.

Although the color guard only has four members, they contribute so much to the Marching Blues by receiving a separate 74 rating; the third highest color guard score overall. Guard members are Autumn Hanson, Mary LePere, Caroline Rassumussen and Aniyah Mccoy.

When asked about her experience as a Marching Blue, senior and color guard captain Autumn Hanson said “Color guard has been a way for me to express myself in an exciting, slightly dangerous, and beautiful way. It’s also taught me to be outgoing and just try anything.”

The Marching Blues 2019 show is titled “We The People” and the color guard is dressed as Principal Cobb’s favorite American heroine, Rosie the Riveter.

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