OPHS Raider Band wins big in Sugar Bowl competitions

Clay Today
Posted 1/2/19

NEW ORLEANS – Months of hard work paid off Jan. 1 for the Orange Park High Raider Band after taking part in the Allstate Sugar Bowl band competitions.

The band is bringing home a plaque for …

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OPHS Raider Band wins big in Sugar Bowl competitions

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NEW ORLEANS – Months of hard work paid off Jan. 1 for the Orange Park High Raider Band after taking part in the Allstate Sugar Bowl band competitions.

The band is bringing home a plaque for first place in Division AA for Field Show Competition. The band also received five trophies, one each for Outstanding General Effort, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Drum Major, Outstanding Auxiliary and Outstanding Percussion in the Field Show Competition.

In the months leading up to the Sugar Bowl, Band Director Brett Pikuritz rallied to help raise funds from the community for the trip. He said the band was motivated and was working hard to make the trip a success.

“I expect a lot from these kids, I demand excellence,” said Band Director Brett Pikuritz. “So, they’re very deserving of this payoff.”

The Raider Band performed a show called “Out of the Woods,” which features large prop trees and complex marching charts that, if done right, should be one of the best productions the band has ever put together.

“This show was composed for this band based on their strengths,” Pikuritz said. “So far, it’s been a great year, they’re putting in long hours and they don’t really complain.”

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