Po-Hi Marching Band Attends Competitions

Beverly Cantrell - October 4, 2021 1:39 pm

PCPS – Big Blue Band

The Po-Hi Big Blue Wildcat Marching Band recently traveled to two competitions at Ada and Enid and performed well at both competitions.

The band traveled to Ada on Saturday, Sept. 25 to participate in the annual Tigerpaloosa marching contest held on the campus of East Central University. The band performed twice. The first performance was to qualify for finals and the second was to perform in the finals.

After the first performance, the directors received comments from the judges. “We met with the band students to go over the comments and made adjustments for the final performance,” said Mr. Heilmann.

The band placed eighth, which is the first time in Po-Hi band history to place in the top 10 at this particular contest.

Last Saturday, the Big Blue Marching Wildcat Band traveled to Enid to compete in the Tri-State Music Festival Marching Band Contest. The band met at 11 a.m. at Sullins Stadium to do a practice run and have lunch before heading to Enid. “I could tell the students were excited to perform,” said Heilmann. “They had a great performance at the football game on Friday and a great rehearsal on Saturday morning.”

After the band warmed up at 3:30 p.m. they walked to the Enid High School stadium and had a great performance. There were three judges and each judge gave the band a Superior rating (the highest rating).

All three judges considered General Effect a strong point of the band’s performance.

  • One judge mentioned the band had an overall great concept of sound and a great understanding of visual concepts
  • In the final closing, a judge described the marching execution as being well performed. The judge went further to say that the Big Blue Wildcat Marching Band demonstrates a group that is well-disciplined with a heightened sense of self-awareness

The band will travel to Tahlequah to participate in the OSAA Marching Contest on Oct. 25. The students and faculty are very grateful for the support of their parent organization (IMPA), Continental Carbon, and the Ponca City community.



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