Color Guard members include (bottom row) Kaylee Huffer, Olivia Green, Samantha Crawford, Tessa Long, and Paige Seitz; and (top row) Olivia Hiester, Madison Wright, and Leona Dalton. (photo submitted)
Color Guard members include (bottom row) Kaylee Huffer, Olivia Green, Samantha Crawford, Tessa Long, and Paige Seitz; and (top row) Olivia Hiester, Madison Wright, and Leona Dalton. (photo submitted)

DRESDEN — On Saturday Oct. 20 the Ada High School Marching Band and Color Guard competed in the Tri-Valley Classic in Dresden, Ohio.

The Color Guard won the award for Best Color Guard regardless of Class with a score of 91. They are the only Color Guard at any of the contests they have competed in to earn a score of greater than 90. The Band and Color Guard also received awards for Best Color Guard, Best General Effect and Best Visual Effect in Class C. The band earned received straight I’s, being rated Superior by all 8 judges! The Ada High School Marching Band received “Superior” ratings in every area: general effects, color guard, music, percussion and visual effects. They placed 2nd in Class C.

Superior ratings reflect an outstanding performance with very few technical errors and exemplifying true musical expression. This rating is reserved for outstanding performances. In addition to placement and scoring, bands must also receive an overall rating of Superior to qualify for the State event. Qualification for State Marching Band Finals is determined regardless of band size. The Ada High School Marching Band will performance at the OMEA Marching Band State Finals on Nov. 4 at 6:45 p.m. at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.

The Ada High School Marching Band is composed of a 21 member winds ensemble, 8 percussionists, and 8 color guard members. The Band is under the direction of Jonathan Lischak, with Color Guard Director Amy Webb. Student leadership includes Drum Majors Jake Colwell, Alex Morgan and Tori Ross.

The Ada Music Boosters and Marching Band students would like to thank Director, Jonathan Lischak and Color Guard Director Amy Webb for all their time, encouragement and support.