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Northwood Marching Chargers triumph in Pinecrest band competition

Posted Monday, November 8, 2010

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Southern Pines, NC - The Northwood Marching Charger Band opened its competition season on a high note, scoring a Superior Rating at the 3rd Annual Pinecrest Band Fest in Southern Pines on Saturday, September 25. Defending 2A champions, this year the Chargers competed in the 3A division, presenting Amusements, an original composition in three movements—Carnival, Clown, and Coaster.

Featured performers included Justin Mann on trombone in the Clown movement, and the Coaster sax quartet—Alyssa Knoll (soprano), Coby Jones (alto), Anna Burchfield (tenor) and Matt Kleberg (baritone).

The Chargers were named 3A Band Champions with first place awards in Music, Marching, Percussion (with the highest score of the day), and Visual Ensemble and the second place award for Drum Major Catherine Bartholf.

"I couldn't be more proud of this group of young musicians and guard members. They have shown a very strong work ethic so far this year, and I can't wait to see the bigger and better things they have to offer. I often tell them that success is in their hands and if they choose to work harder I will continue to push them and guide them as far as they can possibly go," said band director Eugene Cottrell.

Assistants include Casey Spillman, Allen Wiley (color guard), and Amy Savage (percussion). Student band leaders include Marching Captain: Jackson Seagroves, Drum Line Captain: Ryan O’Daniel, Color Guard Captains: Sarah Elkins and Stephanie Messer, Hornline Captain: Elizabeth Bartholf, and Pit/Percussion Captain: Charlotte Harrison.

Eleven area bands competed and adjudicators included high school directors and faculty from UNC Pembroke and Pfeiffer.

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