The Estill County High
School Marching Engineers performed their best show of the season Saturday and brought home a first place trophy.
The band competed at
South Laurel Cardinal Classic in London and made their highest score of the season at 76.85. Best in class was also awarded to the percussion and the color guard.
“Our main focus this week was music,” Director Jason Bowles said. “We worked hard on several specific areas of the show which paid off when our score jumped eight points over last week.”
The band only needed to score a 60 to qualify for regionals, the first step to making the cut for state competition.
“With the new scoring system, a distinguished (80) rating is a bit harder to come by,” he explained. We will still work toward the regional performance.”
He said another goal they are working toward is the state competition in Louisville.
“We want to go to state for the fifth year in a row,” he said.
The band is off this Saturday. On Oct. 17 they will compete in Pulaski County and on Oct. 24 they go to Powell County.