posted Mar 17, 2017, 7:46 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Caleb Abbott

    This past Tuesday, the Pocomoke High School band travelled to Wicomico High School to attend the 2017 District Band Festival and play for a chance to go to states.

    The District Band Festival is where bands from several different high schools come together and play in front of judges for a score. If the band’s score is high enough, they qualify for states. Some schools bands play for a chance to qualify for states. The others schools play for the judges just to see how well they do.

    The festival can be a very exciting and cool place to be if someone’s goal is to make it to states. “It’s kind of cool seeing all of the other bands play. It is nice to see what they are working on,” DeVon Hayes claimed. Schools come from all over the shore, so you never know who you will see or meet there.

    Pocomoke High School’s band did well at the festival and impressed the judges. “ We did well, and we earned great scores” DeVon added. Their scores were actually high enough to earn them a spot at states. Whether they go or not is still to be determined. This is a pretty big deal considering almost all of the high school bands on the Eastern Shore were also attending the festival.

    The next time you see anyone in the High School band, make sure you congratulate them on their achievements. It also wouldn't be a bad idea to go support them at states either if they go.

Edited By: DH

Uploaded: 3/17/2017