The Milton High School Marching Band took the Grand Champion honors at the 31st annual Old South Marching Festival at Newnan High's Drake Stadium Saturday.
Courtesy Hal Eisenberg • The Eisenberg Agency
Aside from the students and their parents, not many outsiders are aware of the many hours of preparation and hard work that go into a marching band’s performance.
Only after months of intense daily practice is a high school band ready to showcase their roughly 7 minute performance. That’s why, with over 15 high school marching bands from all over the state competing at the Old South Marching Festival, the Milton High School Marching Band was proud to take home the Grand Champion Honors Award.
The competing bands showcased their talent for a panel of distinguished judges who scored them in various categories including: general effect, visual and music, percussion, drum majors, color guard, and majorettes.
In addition, the Milton High School Marching Band also placed first in their division Class AAAAA.
Under the direction of Band Director, Ryan Borger, Percussion Director, Mark Kapral along with Brandon Kunka, and Guard Directors Kelly Thielemann and Bobby Jones, the Milton High School Band has earned many regional and national awards. Along with the staff and band boosters, they look forward to future performances and continue to strive for the best possible musical experience for their students.