Meridian Star

November 14, 2012

High Marks for PHS Band


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — Showing trophy wins from the recent Mississippi High School Activities Association State Marching Band Regional Festival at East Mississippi Community College in Sccoba are members of the Pride of Philadelphia High School Band: from left, Tyler Greer, trombone sectional leader, Sarah Hall, drum major, Randi Kelli, trombone sectional leader, Dakota Coleman, drum major, Cameron Higgason, color guard captain, and Antajh Boggan, band president/trumpet sectional leader. The Pride scored a Superior rating in drum major and percussion, and an Excellent rating for band and color guard. The following week, The Pride competed in the Chunky River Marching Band Classic at Union High School. The band, color guard, and percussion scored a Superior rating. The Philly drum line was rated for "Best in Class" percussion with the highest score on the judge's cards for their classification. The drum majors scored an Excellent rating.Band directors are Wayne Benn and Eric Perry; guard instructor is Libby Eldridge; and percussion instructor is Betsy Irons.