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Story submitted by the Stillwater High School Band Boosters, *Photography by Clay Billman
The Stillwater High School Pioneer Marching Band competed Saturday afternoon in the Owasso Invitational Marching Contest in Owasso, Okla. This was their first competition for this marching season. Bands from across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas performed.
The Pioneer Marching Band placed third in their division with a crowd-pleasing performance. The top twelve scoring bands from prelims performed in the finals round Saturday evening, and Stillwater finished in 9th place overall.
This year’s show is titled “God Save the Queen” and includes popular selections from the rock band Queen mixed with classical music from various British composers. The show has been popular with crowds at Stillwater High School football home games this season.
*Photographs were taken by Clay Billman at the Stillwater High School Homecoming Game performance on Friday, September 29, 2017.