Chloe Nelson – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- After four months of practice and hard work, the LRHS marching band traveled to Orlando to compete at the Bands of America (BOA) competition last Saturday. The Marching Mustangs took home a score of 62 and placed 27th out of 32 bands at the competition.

Senior Mackenzie Brielmann was extremely proud of the color guard and their performance. “Watching the video, it is evident that we have improved an immeasurable amount from last weekend’s competition in Seminole,” Brielmann said, “Overall, it was amazing experience for everyone involved.”

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LRHS sophomore Alexa Bland practices her routine

Sophomore Cole Nash was disappointed in the placement, but proud of the performance.

“It wasn’t our best performance and it still needs a lot of work, but for this early in the season it’s pretty good,” Nash said.

Band director Ron Lambert is happy with the band’s performance and hopes to get even better in the coming month. “I don’t think we could have done better, but I’m happy with the performance,” said Lambert.

The band plans to clean the show and raise the score before the Braden River competition this weekend. Lambert is hoping to strengthen the performance level over the next couple weeks.

“I want to evaluate our performance and get a grasp on the show and its theme,” Lambert said.

The band performs at halftime on Friday at the Braden River game.

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