Eagles band wins first competition at McMichael High School

The Eastern Alamance Marching Band, under the leadership of director Ben Crotts, recently participated in its first competition of the fall semester at McMichael High School. EAHS was one of the competitors in the Phoenix Festival of Bands in Class 2A, where they collected a number of awards. Along with finishing in second place among all competing classes 1A through 4A, the Marching Eagles earned Grand Champions classification for the 1A and 2A Classes, and earned First Place in numerous categories including Drum Major, Color Guard, and Percussion.

The Eastern Alamance Marching Band, under the leadership of director Ben Crotts, recently participated in its first competition of the fall semester at McMichael High School. EAHS was one of the competitors in the Phoenix Festival of Bands in Class 2A, where they collected a number of awards.

Along with finishing in second place among all competing classes 1A through 4A, the Marching Eagles earned Grand Champions classification for the 1A and 2A Classes, and earned First Place in the following categories: 

First Place Drum Major

First Place Colorguard

First Place Percussion

First Place Visual Performance

First Place Music Performance

First Place General Effect

First Place Overall Class 2A

Grand Champions Classes 1A/2A

Second Place Band out of all competing classes, 1A-4A

“Not only have our students worked extremely hard to achieve this result, but our band parents put in many hours behind the scenes making our travel and rehearsals possible, while making our day easy and keeping us well hydrated and fed,” read a Facebook post congratulating the Eastern High Marching Band members. “We thank our band parents, Eastern staff and administration, and Mebane community for their support that makes this possible.”