For the sixth year, the D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School marching band took first place in the 2A state competition.
But unlike years past, this win felt less certain for the 53-member band as they went into the final round of competition as the third seed.
“I was pretty pessimistic going into it. I didn’t think we were going to win,” said Brennan Reeves, a senior percussionist.
Junior mellophone player Selma Shepherd agreed, calling it “a tight competition.”