Tiger band rocks Nevada Day weekend

It was a very good Nevada Day weekend for members of the Douglas Tigers Fighting Tiger Band.

The Tigers virtually swept the competition on Saturday, winning the sweepstakes award for marching in the Nevada Day Parade and then coming back to Carson to take the Governor's Cup.

"We took first place in our division and all our caption awards, except percussion," Music Director Bill Zabelsky said. "I'm excited. We swept everything else."

Zabelsky said the band scored 93.8 in competition on Saturday, beating bands in two of the larger competitions.

"We also took the espirit de corps trophy, presented by the Marines for professionalism in marching," Zabelsky said.

But as good as they are, the Tigers are still going to have keep focused in preparation for their annual competition in California for the Fairfield Tournament of Champions.

"We're going to have to step it up a notch, if you can believe that," he said. "We haven't beaten a California band in our division, yet this year."

The band was named Nevada State Champion Medium Band at the state marching championship held at the University of Nevada, Reno on Oct. 25.

The band finished second in their division to Del Oro, Calif., but topped the Nevada bands.

- Governor's Cup - Field & Street "Nevada State Champions"

- Espirit de Corps for Marching Excellence

- Street

- Sweepstakes / Parade - Band

- 1st Place / Parade - Band - Division

- Sweepstakes / Parade - Flags

- 1st Place / Parade - Flag Team - Division

- Field

- Sweepstakes / Field - Band & Flags

- 1st Place / Field - Band & Flags

- 1st Place / Field - Flags - Division

- 1st Place / Field - Music - Division

- 1st Place / Field - Effect - Division

- 1st Place / Field - Visual - Division

- Superior Rating / Field- (93.85 points)

- Superior Music / Music

- 1st Place / Field - Music - Overall

- 1st Place / Field - Effect - Overall

- 1st Place / Field - Visual - Overall

- 1st Place / Field - Flags - Overall

- 2nd Place / Field - Percussion - Division


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