This past Saturday, the Titan Pride Marching Band and drumline made the 45-minute trip to Warrensburg for the Festival of Champions at the University of Central Missouri.
Everyone involved in the band and drumline, along with their trucks loaded with instruments and equipment, left Lee’s Summit at 7:00 in the morning in order to set up and ready themselves for their first performance.
The drumline’s indoor performance was at 9:52 a.m and the band’s outdoor performance was at 2:18 p.m. Although neither of the two placed in the top three against the other schools, Senior Nick Ogden said he thought the competition was still of substance.
“We performed well, but the other bands just out performed us. For the drumline competition, I thought we had our best show of the year and I thought we would place higher than we did,” said Ogden.
As Ogden’s final year of band and drumline concludes, he said he thought the UCM competition was a good experience to end with.
The marching band and drumline will play at the football games as long as the season continues; their next performance will be “Thriller” at the Halloween playoff game.