Marching Mustangs achieve competition perfection

Markella Paradissis-Wagner-Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Marching Mustangs won the Braden River Marching Band Competition for the second year in a row and received straight Superior ratings at Music Performance Assessments (MPAs), all in the same day.

Saturday Oct. 22 the Marching Mustangs won Grand Champions of the Braden River Competition with the highest score in the state for 4A bands, 87.1. Their score guarantees them a spot in the state semifinals.

Since the Marching Mustangs won Grand Champs, therefore they won the 4A class. They also received all of the so-called “caption” awards for the class including Best Music, Best Visual Performance, Best Percussion, Best Auxiliary and Best General Effect.

Their show, “Twelve Seconds to the Moon”, depicts the excitement of flying combined with the grandness of reaching the heavens and the world above.

Trumpet player junior Michelle Matheson, junior, said, “I feel that our band has made a major improvement since our first competition, and I am very excited to see how much more we will improve in three weeks when we perform at the Tropicana Dome for Semifinals.”

Earlier the same day, the Marching Mustangs received straight Superior ratings in their annual MPAs performing their show.

Band director Ron Lambert stated, “It is a reflection of the hard work that we put in, and motivation to be even better.”