Maricopa High School Marching Band
On Saturday, October 20th and October 27th the Maricopa High School Marching Rams performed in ABODA (Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association) competitions at Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe and Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson. The band finished in seventh place at Corona Del Sol with a score of 57.575. The band turned things around quickly at Ironwood Ridge, finishing in fourth place with a big one week jump in score to 64.313. The average of these two scores put the Rams into the top 20 bands in ABODA’s Division II. The Rams will advance to the State Marching Band Festival this Saturday, November 3rd at Hamilton High School. The Marching Rams perform at 3pm.
The band had their best performance of the year to date at Ironwood Ridge High School, highlighted by earning second place in the music caption and third placein percussion. They earned praise for good characteristic tone and balance and creating shape in musical lines. The band also posted significant gains in the visual performance caption. This performance truly showed off the hard work our students have put in this year.
We invite the Maricopa community out to the state festival on Saturday to cheer on the Rams! Admission to the event is $10 and children under 5 are free.
As always, we want to acknowledge our awesome, hard working parent volunteers as well as our staff - Roger Wagner - Assistant Director, Eliana Araiza - Colorguard, David Hales - Percussion Head, Stuart Delaney - Front Ensemble. Without these people, our success this year would not be possible!
In addition to ABODA State Festival, the Marching Rams will support the football team for their playoff game at Williams Field High School on Friday, November 2nd, and they will perform in the Maricopa Veterans Day Parade and AzMBA Championships at Perry High School on November 10th.
We also have our “Pass in Review” concert in the MHS Performing Arts Center on December 4th at 7pm. Admission is free.
Thank you for your support of the Maricopa Marching Rams and the Arts in MUSD!