Stillwater Marching Band Receives Music Performance Awards at Competition

This past Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, despite persistent drizzle and a seven-hour rain delay, the Stillwater High School Marching Band performed at Tulsa Union’s Tuttle Stadium. The marching Pioneers received the Outstanding Music Performance and Outstanding Percussion awards for Class AA. The band placed 3rd in Class AA and 10th overall.

Bands from Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas performed in competition at the 36th annual Renegade Review, one of the nation’s oldest, well-respected marching band invitationals. The event featured a national finals caliber adjudication team from rosters of judges and designers in the most respected Bands of America, Drum Corps International, and Winter Guard International organizations.

“The students have had a great season so far, and I’m excited to see them perform at the state championships Saturday,” said Kevin Zamborsky, Director of Bands at Stillwater Public Schools. “I’m proud of the outstanding resiliency the students demonstrated through the long weather delay last Saturday. We are definitely looking forward to some better weather this weekend! I’m hoping for a great crowd on Saturday with lots of Stillwater faithful cheering on our students in their last weekend of competition!”

This Sat., Oct. 20 the 150-member band will travel to Broken Arrow, OK where they will compete at the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association 6A Marching Championship. The Pioneer Marching Band is scheduled to perform in prelims at 4 p.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.