Bands Compete in Meridian

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

If you drove by Meridian High School Saturday, you could here the sounds of a number of instruments. That's because bands were showing off their top skills.

The Meridian Public School District hosted the 2010 MHSAA Region 3 Marching Band Festival.

The bands are divided into five classifications based upon the school enrollment.

Three band judges judged the competition. The bands were judged in a number of areas including musical performance, marching performance, general effect, and guard/percussion.

"The judges this year for color guard is Leah Hosey from Jackson, Mississippi. Percussion is Jeff Brown. The drum major is Ted Burns from Pearl, Mississippi. And the three band judges, Terry Kenny from Georgia, Tim Willis from Florida, and Ernest Hebson from Florida," explains Joel Hosey, the Band Director for Meridian High School.

The festival brought over 2500 talented students to the area. Some of the bands competed in order to qualify for the championship. It will be held Oct. 23.

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  • by Curtis Location: Meridian on Oct 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM has a community calendar. Also check out the Meridian Star's Website if you don't get a paper. This may help those out of the know. And WMOX does a good job updating folks as well. And for a last ditch effort the Impact list local events as well.
  • by anonymous Location: meridian. mississippi on Oct 12, 2010 at 08:30 AM
    WAY TO GO MHS FLUTES!!!!!!!! Great job flute section leaders!!!!...Amazing show...I LOVED IT
  • by Proud Parent from Enterprise Location: Enterprise on Oct 11, 2010 at 12:54 PM
    Way to go Enterprise High School Band, you all rock way to receive all 1's as well, and Ms. Shumaker great job you have done keep up the good work.
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Oct 11, 2010 at 12:18 AM
    Hal: I understand what you are saying but some people like me don't get to watch the local news due to the hours we/I work. When you work 3 to 11 you don't get to the watch news at 5 when they usually have people on to talk about local goings on. Maybe I should have asked if TOK could have a header for upcoming events that they could post as I'm sure that they can't have every upcoming event on the live broadcasts. Didn't mean to sound like a whiner but only saw it on this site after it was over.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2010 at 01:17 PM
    It was also in the news paper a few weeks ago. Way to go MHS band
  • by Hal on Oct 10, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    There's always someone whining about 'nobody told me' about this or that. Good grief, people, get your head out of the sand! Since when are you supposed to get hand delivered invitations to every event going on within 50 miles of you? The band people from the high school talked about this on WTOK this past week. YOU just missed it while you were probably busy whining about something else!
  • by Peabody Location: Zero on Oct 10, 2010 at 12:25 AM
    Why no media coverage? Might have been cool to watch for some people. We always learn of something like this after it is over. Not saying it is there fault but it seems like a lot of the things that things that happen around here you only here a story about it AFTER it is over.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 at 08:37 PM
    30 bands performed today not 300 and Meridian's Band received all 1s which 11 trophies this year and will be in the championship Oct. 23 in Clinton, MS (2nd time in the history of MHS 09 and 10)
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