Marching Titans wins first place overall at weekend competition

The McDowell High School Marching Titan Band won first place in their Saturday competition at Enka High School’s Land of the Sky Marching Band Contest.

The 160-member band performed their 2017 show “Forever Wicked,” which is based off of the story of “The Wizard of Oz.”

The band received first place in class 4-AA against Asheville High School. Band Director Jenny Lanier said they had an outstanding performance and are working very hard this year.

Recently, the band had to move their weekend practices to East McDowell Middle School but that didn’t seem to hurt their motivation and determination to succeed.

The band’s next competition is this Saturday at A.C. Reynolds Cedar Cliffs Classic Tournament of Bands.

The McDowell News videotaped their show after this summer’s band camp.

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