Marching Mohawk Band State Bound, Send-Off Scheduled

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Just some of the trophies earned by the PHS Marching Mohawk Band this season
courtesy photo

Following months of practice and competition, the Piggott High School Marching Mohawk Band is set to wrap-up the marching season in the coming week. Coming off a first place finish in their class this past weekend at Martin, Tenn., the “Pride of Clay County” will march Saturday in the Arkansas Open at Arkansas State University. Sunday they're off to Little Rock to compete in the state marching competition on Monday.

The band earned the right to return to the state marching championship by virtue of their superior rating in the recent Region V Marching Assessment, held Oct. 16. Last year they were the runner-ups in class, finishing behind Prescott in AA.

Sunday, they travelled to Martin for the West Tennessee Marching Championship, bringing home a variety of awards. The band was recognized as third place in precussion for class A, from among nine bands, and then earned the Class Championship. Later in the day they took part in the overall, and took ninth place from among all 18 of the bands competing.

Earlier in the year they brought home awards from the Union City Marching Invitational; the Arlington Marching Invitational; the Redskin Classic Marching Invitational and the Paragould/McDonalds Marching Invitational.

The Band Boosters and other supporters are also holding a send-off for the band Sunday afternoon, as they will travel to Little Rock for Monday's competition at War Memorial Stadium. The public is invited to join them at 3 p.m. at the band room of PHS for the send-off, which is slated to include a police and fire department escort.

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