Thursday, 10 November 2011 by Keith Bahlmann
The Belton High School Marching 100 placed seventh out of 16 schools in the finals competition at the Desoto Marching Classic Competition on Oct. 8. The color guard received sixth place both on the field and at the indoor competition, and the drum line placed second on the field and third at the indoor competition.
The Desoto Marching Classic Competition is in its 24th year. Many high school marching bands from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, along with some cities farther away, come to compete for their place as best band all around. The main attraction of the contest is a full marching band competition where bands perform marching shows they have been preparing since the summer.
The Marching 100 also competed in the UIL Region Marching Band Contest that was held at Waco Stadium on Oct. 22 and received straight I's from the judges.
Choir competes at TMEA events
Members from the Belton High Choral Department competed on September 24 at Belton High School for a place in the Texas Music Educators Association Region 8 Choir. This contest is the first round of competitions in the process of being selected as a member of one of three Texas All State Choirs sponsored by the Texas Music Educators Association.
BHS Students selected to be in the Region Choir were Roxanne Bodkin, Jacob Burlingame, Sean Clark, Chaz Corder, John Goodridge, Brooke Haugeberg, Morgan Hollingsworth, Grace Hutchinson, Sarah Jennings, Lynette Puckett and Melissa Montgomery.
The top 15 in each voice section qualified to audition at the Pre-Area contest to be held at Midway High School on Saturday morning.