OMHS band wins awards at marching competitions

The Oak Mountain High School “Spirit of Cahaba” Marching Band recently won awards at two marching competitions.

The Oak Mountain High School “Spirit of Cahaba” Marching Band recently won awards at two marching competitions.

FROM STAFF REPORTS 

The Oak Mountain High School “Spirit of Cahaba” Marching Band recently participated in two marching competitions where they showcased this year’s half time show “One Small Step: A Journey Through Space” featuring selections from Star Trek, Star Wars, ET, Close Encounters, and The Planets.
At the Oct. 4 “Sparks in the Park” Marching Competition at Spain Park High School, Hoover, they competed in Class 4A and received the Superior Rating of all “1’s” in the categories of Drum Major, Feature Twirler, Dance Team, Color Guard, Percussion, and Band.

In addition, our band earned the following awards:

  • Best in Class Drum Major
  • Best in Class Dance Team
  • Best in Class Percussion
  • Best Overall Band in Class 3A & 4A
  • Grand Champions (the highest total score of any band at the event)

At the Oct. 11 “Southern Showcase Marching Band Invitational” in Dothan, they competed in Class 4A and received the Superior Rating of all “1’s” in the categories of Drum Major, Feature Twirler, Dance Team, Color Guard, Percussion, and Band. They earned the highest collective scores of any band in attendance out of a total of 19 bands from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

In addition, the band earned the following awards:

  •  Best in Class Band
  • Best in Class Percussion
  • Best in Class Drum Major
  • Best in Class Color Guard
  • Best in Class Dance Team
  • Challenge Cup for Class 4A (the highest score of any band in our classification)

These achievements award the hard work, perseverance, and dedication to many hours of practice by the directors, the band members and the visual members. The Oak Mountain “Spirit of Cahaba” Band continues the tradition of superior performances and competitiveness.