Knox High School placed fourth at Plymouth High School’s 14th annual “Harvest Festival of Bands” Marching Invitational held on Saturday afternoon. Knox Band Director Craige Phipps said that this was one of their stronger shows of the season. Plymouth and Knox bands, as well as other area high school bands, attracted a good crowd.
Both bands will advance to the second round of their state qualification competitions next Saturday at Lafayette Jefferson High School. This will be their regional competition. Bands placing in the top 10 of 17 at the regional level will advance to the semi-state competition.
Bryan Ames, band director at Plymouth High School, feels this is an outstanding year for his band. He said they got a good reaction from the crowd at this competition and are now definitely better than last year.
Craige Phipps, band director at Knox, said that this was one of their most solid shows of the year. Phipps also recognized that his students have been putting in a lot of hard work and said their work got a great reaction from the crowd Saturday night, so it seems that all that hard work is paying off. The Knox Redskin Brigade will be performing at 5:14 p.m. CT at Lafayette Jefferson High School next Saturday.