Mustang percussionists look to overcome adversity

Chloe Nelson – Mustangs Ahead

NEWS(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS percussion competed in the Florida Federation of Color guards (FFCC) regional Competition Saturday at Oviedo High School.

Placing fifth with a score of 77.58, the indoor percussionists did place lower than usual, but had more competition than previously.

Senior Ted Robinson is proud of his performance because of the work they have put into this show. “We are just showing up every day with the right mind set; that’s what it’s going to take each day to get to finals,” Robinson explained.

Percussion is trying to add more emotion to the show to engage the audience during each competition. Junior Sarah Huston is gearing up for the next couple weeks to work on the theatrical aspect.

“Getting a lower score was eye opening as to how good our competition is and made us realize that we can’t expect to always be on top without hard work,” Huston admitted, “But we are working very hard these next two weeks on our attitude during the show to engage the judges.”

Indoor percussion hopes to raise their score and placement in the coming weeks before state finals in Daytona later this month.

The Wind Bands will be participating in their Musical Performance Assessment (MPA) on Mar. 8 at North Port High School, while the winter guard will be competing against their entire class on March 9 at Freedom High School for the state Class B title.

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