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Eight bands score big at King Turkey Day parade

WORTHINGTON -- Eight bands from the Tri-State area marched and competed in Saturday's King Turkey Day Parade. Worthington High School's "Spirit of Worthington" Trojan Marching Band, directed by Jon Loy, was the host band, and thus its score was n...

WORTHINGTON - Eight bands from the Tri-State area marched and competed in Saturday’s King Turkey Day Parade.

Worthington High School’s “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan Marching Band, directed by Jon Loy, was the host band, and thus its score was not entered in the competition. The Worthington Middle School band, directed by Mike Andersen, also participated in the parade solely as an exhibition band.

The lone competitive band in the middle school category was the Central Middle School band of Rock Rapids, Iowa.

In Class B competition, the Murray County Central Rebels band placed first. The Adrian Marching Dragons were the second-ranked ensemble, while the Fulda Raiders band finished third.

In Class A competition, the West Central Marching Trojans of Hartford, S.D., topped the Luverne Cardinals band by a 10-point margin.

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Caption awards were divided as follows: People’s Choice, Luverne; Outstanding Drum Major, West Central; Outstanding Woodwinds, West Central; Outstanding Drumline, West Central; Outstanding Color Guard, Luverne.

KTD parade band Judges were Jessica Perkins and Dr. Boyd Perkins of Sioux Falls, S.D.; they scored each band in the areas of musical execution, visual effect and general effect.

The WHS band will begin its competitive fall parade season at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Waseca Marching Classic.

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