Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Honors Keep Coming for Topeka West Band

Congratulations to the TWHS Band! They had a very successful competition this past Saturday at the Kansas Bandmasters Marching Championships held at Washburn University. Schools were divided by their KSHSAA School Classification.

In Class 5A there were 8 bands from around the state, including Seaman, Valley Center, Maize South, Goddard, Lansing, Wichita Carroll, and Goddard-Eisenhower. The Topeka West Band took 1st Place in Class 5A, and received a trophy for high Visual... Effect. They finished 9th overall in Prelims out of 21 bands.  They advanced to finals to compete against the top 12 scoring bands from Prelims regardless of Classification. At finals Topeka West was one two bands from class 5A to advance and one of three bands to improve their placement by finishing 8th, ahead of Washburn Rural, Blue Valley North, Valley Center and Shawnee Mission West.

The TWHS Color Guard finished 2nd for Finals, behind Olathe North.
Here is a recap of overall scores the bands received:
Prelims
3A Score School
1 57.03 Riverton (visual, music, effect, perc, guard)

4A
1 78.83 Buhler (visual, music, effect, perc, guard)
2 61.83 Basehor-Linwood

5A
1 71.38 Topeka West (visual)
2 71.23 Valley Center (music, perc)
3 69.25 Topeka Seaman
4 66.95 Eisenhower (effect)
5 66.48 Maize South (guard)
6 60.78 Goddard
7 59.45 Lansing
8 58.03 Wichita Carroll

6A
1 83.00 Olathe North (visual, effect, perc, guard)
2 81.65 Derby
3 79.50 Lawrence (music)
4 75.68 Dodge City
5 74.38 Shawnee Mission East
6 72.60 Lawrence Free State
7 71.80 Shawnee Mission West
8 71.08 Blue Valley North
9 70.98 Washburn Rural
10 62.58 Wichita East

FINALS
1 TIE 81.88 Olathe North (vis, effect, guard)
TIE 81.88 Buhler (music, perc)
3 78.98 Derby
4 77.83 Lawrence
5 71.20 Dodge City
6 69.35 Lawrence Free State
7 67.83 Shawnee Mission East
8 66.73 Topeka West
9 65.08 Shawnee Mission West
10 64.95 Valley Center
11 62.85 Blue Valley North
12 62.23 Washburn Rural
Congrats, TWHS Band Members!!