PHS Marching Mohawks Shine in Competition

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Marching Mohawks in competition earlier this year.
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The “Pride of Clay County” Marching Mohawk band has remained busy the past several weeks as the marching season is in full swing.

Over the course of the past three weeks the Marching Mohawks participated in several competitions in preparation for the upcoming state championship. On Sept.16, the band traveled to Union City, Tenn., to perform in the Union City Marching Invitational. Performing in Class 2A, the Marching Mohawks brought home Best in Class Visual Performance, Best in Class General Effect and placed second overall in their classification.

The following Saturday, Sept. 23, the Marching Mohawks performed in Arlington Tennessee at the Arlington Marching Invitational. Once again performing in Class 2A, The Pride of Clay County won awards for Best in Class Visual Effect, Best in Class Visual Ensemble, third in class percussion, third in class Color Guard, best in class Drum Major (Louis Lin), and Best in Gold Division for Visual Effect.

The PHS band followed that up on Saturday, Sept. 30, as they traveled to Pocahontas to perform in the Redskin Classic Marching Invitational. Awards included- Superior rated Band, second place class 2A color guard, first place class 2A percussion, Class 2A Champion, third place overall effect and third place overall percussion. The local band also earned a fifth place finish overall, out of the 13 bands competing.

Thanks to their efforts, The Pride of Clay County is well on their way to a state title. Last year they finished second overall to Prescott. Their next competition will be the McDonalds Marching competition in Paragould.

Those who would like more information on how they can help support the Marching Mohawks may contact any band parent, or band director Jeremy Wortham. Everyone is also encouraged to attend Friday night's home football game, and enjoy the halftime show presented by the Pride of Clay County.

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