The Engineer Marching Band cap off a great season
The Estill County High School Marching Engineers ended their season with another great performance that wasn’t reflected in their score or placement. Director Jason Bowles said it was a disappointing day.
“We were not disappointed with the performance at all, just with the overall placement,” he said. “Going on first really hurt us. It was a tremendous disadvantage.”
Estill was a small band in a big pond that competed against much larger bands. They placed 16th overall out of all the 3-A bands in the state. Bourbon County came in first, Adair County was second, Russell County was third and Garrard County was fourth.
“The competition was obviously state level and it was so hard to compete with such large bands. The band did an amazing job and had a record breaking seaon,” Bowles said. “They did their best to positively represent Estill County and they did just that.”
“We should all be proud. It’s hard to keep your head up after an outcome like this, but these kids found a way. They are proud to be a part of this band and they are proud to be from Estill County.”
Bowles said they don’t have time to dwell on the recent past because now it is time for pep band, Christmas jazz band music, all-regionals auditions, all-state auditions, honor bands and concert band festivals.
“The list goes on. Band is truly a year-round activity and we would have it no other way. We will regroup, start putting some ideas together for next year and start working hard again in the summer so we can be contenders again next marching season,” Bowles said.
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