On Saturday, October 22nd the Mighty Raider Band participated in the Showdown at Sundown Marching Band Festival/Competition at McNeese State University. There were 25 bands competing from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The Mighty Raider Band took home the following accolades:
First Division – Music
First Division – Visual
First Division – General Effect
First Division – Percussion
First Division – Color Guard
First Division – Band
Best Music – Large School Division
Best Music - Overall
Grand Champion – 1st Runner Up
“We were thrilled with the kids. They got to have a really good moment at the end of the contest when the results were announced. It’s really nice to end the marching season on such a nice positive note. Not only coming in second place overall, but winning the award for best music. We could not be more proud of their efforts. We always know when we perform we’re not doing it for ratings and awards, but it’s so nice to be acknowledged,” said Tim Pallone, Mighty Raider Band Director.