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BHS Marching Band is awarded first place

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band won first place at the recent Peninsula Marching Band Competition in Silverdale.  - Photo courtesy of Christine Brown
The Bainbridge High School Marching Band won first place at the recent Peninsula Marching Band Competition in Silverdale.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Christine Brown

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band knows what a crowd likes — “The Incredibles.”

On Saturday, Sept. 29 the island’s marching band, comprised of 50 members, took first place in their division at the Peninsula Marching Band Competition in Silverdale.

Playing music from “The Incredibles,” the 2004 Disney/Pixar animated comedy, the Spartans beat out seven other marching bands from Washington.

“This is my first year at BHS, and I’ve been really impressed with the positive attitudes and great work ethics I see in my students,” said band instructor Christopher Thomas.

“We’ve had a good time learning our field show, and we have some really strong student leadership, including senior drum majors Ryan Mathews and Lainey Lynn,” he said.

In the preliminary round, the BHS Color Guard, led by instructor Alisa Mitchell, placed first overall in a field of 14.

The band will be performing at the high school’s final home football game at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. They will also perform at the final regional band competitions on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Everett, and on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Auburn.

The school’s color guard also had a big first place win during primary rounds at the Sept. 29 competition. The color guard finished in second place after the finals, competing against 13 other teams from the state.

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