Archive for Monday, October 30, 2006

LHS marching band wins competition

October 30, 2006


They're champions at marching frontward, backward, diagonally and playing their instruments at the same time.

But the Lawrence High School Marching Lions showed another skill Saturday: They can do it in the dark and still emerge as champions.

Just as the LHS Lions were taking the field at the Neewollah Festival band competition Saturday night in Independence, Kan., the stadium lights went off.

Mike Jones, LHS band director, said the organizers and judges asked him if his 165-member marching band would like to wait while they restored the lights.

"It was still twilight, so we could still see," Jones said. "I just told them that we had marched in much worse conditions and we would go ahead."

The lights started coming up on their last selection and were all on by the time it was finished.

"It was a good effect for us," Jones said.

After their performances, the LHS band was named Grand Champion of the Neewollah Marching Competition. The band also placed Best of 6A Class and received a ranking of 1 in the Neewollah Festival Parade.


abckid6 11 years, 6 months ago

Congratulations LHS! What an amazing show, and an amazing season! Jones- you desevere it way to go!

JustLovingIt 11 years, 6 months ago

Wow! Way to go LHS!!!

Thanks to LJWorld for sharing the news!

What a great Marching Season for the LHS Lions!

Congrats to the Band Staff and Students!

my2girls 11 years, 6 months ago

They did a wonderful job! They should be very proud of themselves. Mr. Jones, Mr. McCarty, Mrs. Cox, Casey and all the other directors and helpers have done an outstanding job with this program! This is a great group of kids and they have worked very hard this year with their show.

Bone777 11 years, 6 months ago

Bomp-be-de-domp-domp!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!

johnadavies 11 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Mr. Toplikar I take it back. If it wasn't for this story I'd never have heard about the streaker!

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