Band wins superior, top Class A honors

Thursday, October 20, 2011
McCook, Nebraska, High School Marching Bison band members pose with plaques and trophy they earned during the 2011 competitive marching season. (Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette)

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.

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  • Way to go Bison Band! What a talented bunch of young musicians; dedicated as well. We are so blessed as a community to have Mrs. Priebe as the band's director; she really knows how to get the best effort and performance out of her students.

    -- Posted by DianeLyons on Fri, Oct 21, 2011, at 12:46 PM
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