Bands Compete in State Qualifier

by Katie Jeffries on October 24, 2009

High school students from across the state shine up their instruments and braving the cold weather this afternoon for the Tri-Valley Band Classic.

"We have 16 bands including the Tri-Valley marching Scotties here this evening to compete in the OMEA band competition," says Mark Bishop a Tri-Valley Band parent.

This competition is a qualifier for the state competition and is raising money for Tri-Valley’s new band uniforms. Katie King is one of many students competing. This junior at Tri-Valley and loves being in the band.

"I have a ton of friends and there is other people I have met throughout the high school. When I was a freshman I was really afraid of the high school, but my band friends were always there to help me with everything," says King.

This is the 22nd year Tri-Valley has held the competition. The 1st place team will win a trophy and, of course, bragging rights until next year.



Katie Jeffries