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Proviso East Rocks the House at 10th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition

June 1, 2012 09:30 AM
Maywood, IL...Students, parents, teachers, and community members of Proviso Township High Schools District 209 came out to show their Pirate Pride during Proviso East’s 10th Annual Battle of the Bands competition.

"Our students in the Proviso East Marching band always exemplify superb musical talent, dedication, skill, and discipline," said PTHS 209 Superintendent, Dr. Collins-Hart. "It brings us and our entire community a great deal of pride to see them perform and to see just how amazing our students can be."

Proviso East seniors took to the field for the last time to help Proviso East’s Marching Band rock the house. There are 22 graduating seniors in the band, and 16 of them have earned full music scholarships to colleges and major universities. Proviso East Band Director, Mr. Wright, said that though everyone enjoys a good band battle, the number of college scholarships received each year is the major win.

Band_Battle_1-sm"For me, the highlight is to see the students go on to college with full scholarships," Mr. Wright said. "Various colleges take interest in the talent of our students when they see them perform. Events such as college visits, band trips to colleges and universities, and band battles bring a lot of light to our program, and it gives our students greater opportunities."

Two college representatives were on hand to judge the Battle of the Bands competition. Bands traveled from across the region to compete. Participating schools included: The Trotwood-Madison High School Marching Band from Trotwood, Ohio, the Proviso West High School drum line, The Trotwood drum line, the Proviso East drum line, The Rich Central High School drum line, and the Proviso East Marching Band.

First place in all categories went to Trotwood Madison High School.

Congratulations, Pirates on another great competition. You are a vital part of Proviso Rising!


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