Tiger band to host field show
The Douglas High School Fighting Tiger Marching Band brought home two first places, a third place and the best finish since 1994 from the McQueen High School Marching Festival last weekend.
According to William Zabelsky, band director, the band earned 89.7 points, taking a second place finish. They were beaten by Reno, whose band earned 89.7e.
“We lost by only five-hundredths of a point,” Zabelsky said.
The woodwind section and drum major Mary Zimmerman earned first places in their categories and the flag team, third, at the McQueen event. There are 85 members in the marching band including flag team members.
Carson Valley residents may see and hear the award-winning band at the second Best in the West field show this weekend on the DHS football field.
The marching band will not be judged for the contest, Zabelsky said, as DHS is the host of the show, but the band will be given points so that members can compare themselves to the competing bands.
Six bands will be on tap at the festival. The time had to be moved up from 1 p.m. to noon to allow enough time for them all. Four bands will compete in the small band category, or orange division, and two in the black, or large division.
Cost is $3 per person, and proceeds will go to the DHS Music Boosters.
The Tiger marching band will compete Oct. 23 at the Sierra Band Crusade sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno.