Stillwater Marching Band Places at Owasso Invitational

Story by Ammie Bryant, Photos by Clay Billman

On Sat., Sept 28, the Stillwater High School Marching Band finished 3rd in class 2A and 6th overall at the Owasso Invitational Marching Contest. The contest in Owasso was the first of five contests that the band will compete at this fall. The band was judged on music performance, visual performance, and general effect. “Overall it was a great day for our students. Although they felt their preliminary performance was not their best, they really came out with a lot of great energy for finals. We received a lot of positive commentary from the judges, and are looking forward to cleaning and changing parts of the show as we move forward in the season,” said Kevin Zamborsky, Director of Bands at Stillwater Public Schools. “I was especially proud of how our students acted throughout the day. They were very supportive of other bands and were outstanding representatives of our Stillwater community. We should all be very proud of these young men and women!”

This Sat., Oct. 6 the 150-member band will travel to Mustang, OK where they will compete at the Nightrider Invitational. The Pioneer Marching Band is scheduled to perform in prelims at 11:45 a.m. This year’s show is inspired by the fictional substance and well-known weakness of Superman: “kryptonite.” The show features music from Michael Daugherty’s “Metropolis Symphony,” Charles Rochester Young’s “Tempered Steel,” Superman” by Five for Fighting, and “Kryptonite” by Three Doors Down. The next opportunity for the community to see the band perform at Pioneer Stadium will be on Thur., Oct. 18 when the Pioneers play Putnam City West.