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Finneytown Marching Band 'Excellent' in First Contest of the Year

Posted on: September 21, 2015

Competing in front of nine judges and against some of the biggest high school marching bands in the state, the Finneytown Marching Wildcats brought home the Excellent distinction as well as Best Color Guard and 2nd Place in Class B.

The band moved through musical styles in its "Child of the Mississippi" show, written by Director of Bands Michael Kennedy. The show traced the musical contributions of New Orleans -- jazz, blues, Dixieland, gospel -- and showed that, even through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago, the music never died.

Watch their performance via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWPG9-Sho8&feature=youtu.behttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWPG9-Sho8&feature=youtu.be.