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Pride of Riverside Marching Band earns first ever trip to state finals

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Saturday, October 18, 2014

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The flutes play while the color guard performs in the background.
 
 

Allen McNeer

The flutes play while the color guard performs in the background.

 

 



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A sax player is focused on the competition.
 

Allen McNeer

A sax player is focused on the competition.

 



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The Pride of Riverside Marching Band performed with a picturesque sky complementing the surroundings.
 

Allen McNeer

The Pride of Riverside Marching Band performed with a picturesque sky complementing the surroundings.

 



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Representatives from the band with their winning trophy and the acknowledgement Riverside will be performing in the state band championships for the first time.
 

Allen McNeer

Representatives from the band with their winning trophy and the acknowledgement Riverside will be performing in the state band championships for the first time.

 



• Alan McNeer's gallery.

The Pride of Riverside Marching Band qualified for the state championships. It is the first time in the school’s history a Riverside High School marching band advanced to the state finals.

Quintus F. Wrighten, who became the band director at Riverside this summer, designed a cinematic program around the sunken Egyptian city of Heracleion.

Seven of the bands competing in the Upper State 4A Championships advanced at the competition at Boiling Springs High School.

Bands advancing and their scores:

Fort Mill, 93.00

Northwestern, 86.60

York Comprehensive, 85.55

Spartanburg, 83.05

Laurens, 82.35

Riverside, 80.35

Bands receiving a score of excellence but did not qualify were:

Wade Hampton

Woodmont

Greenwood

Easley

Lugoff-Elgin

• Allen McNeer contributed to this report

 

 

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