Band of Hawks named Reserve Grand Champion in Show of Bands

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LaRue excels at Russellville High's contest

By The Staff

The LaRue County High School Band of Hawks traveled to Russellville High School last weekend to compete in the 2010 Show of Bands. The band delivered their best performance of the season, so far, to earn first place in their class, best guard in their class and best percussion in their class.


The guard not only won their class, but also achieved the highest guard score overall. 

In the end, the Band of Hawks earned the title of Reserve Grand Champion. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of these young men and women,” said Band Director Jaime Smith. “They have been working incredibly hard and have put in many long hours. Saturday night was a refreshing affirmation for everyone involved with the band – students, parents and directors.”


 Ten of the area’s top band programs will compete Saturday at the Taylor County High Thomas Porter Football Field at the Taylor County Marching Invitational.

 Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. 

LaRue County will compete in Class AAA at 4:45 p.m.

Preliminary class awards will be presented at 5:15 p.m.

 The 10 bands will compete again in finals competition starting at 7 p.m. The evening will conclude with exhibition performances by the Taylor County High School Marching Cardinals at 9:45 p.m. and Campbellsville University’s marching band at 10 p.m. Final awards are scheduled for 10:15 p.m.

Admission to the contest is $5. Concessions will be provided by the Taylor County band boosters.

On Oct. 2, the Band of Hawks will host the Lincoln Days Invitational on the LCHS campus. Events are scheduled to kick off at noon.