Band wins superior, top Class A honors
McCOOK, Nebraska -- McCook, Nebraska, Senior High's "Marching Bison Band" earned superior and top Class A honors during its 2011 competitive marching season.
The theme of the 2011 season was "Going Gaga," because of the selections coming from popular singer and performer "Lady Gaga," Priebe said.
Band director Donita Priebe said that fall marching rehearsals started each school morning at 7 a.m.
The season started with McCook's own Heritage Days Parade Sept. 24, for which the band received a superior rating. The second competition was in the Grand Island, Nebraska, "Harvest of Harmony" parade, where the Bison band placed fourth in the Class A division.
The last parade of the year was the "Old West Weekend" in Scottsbluff. Priebe said, "The band received another superior rating, and was just two points away from a perfect score."
The band ended its marching season with its annual Bison Homecoming show at Weiland Field in McCook Oct. 14.
"Of course, the band ended the season in the traditional 'M,' playing the school song," Priebe said.
The band's concert season features a concert Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., in the senior high auditorium.