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WHS marching band wins big at Anoka Halloween parade

WORTHINGTON -- The "Spirit of Worthington" marching band of Worthington High School (WHS) took top honors at Saturday's Halloween Grand Parade in Anoka.

WORTHINGTON - The “Spirit of Worthington” marching band of Worthington High School (WHS) took top honors at Saturday’s Halloween Grand Parade in Anoka.
The marching Trojans, under the direction of Jon Loy, were the Class A champions, as well as the overall parade grand champions, with a cumulative score of 90.5.
Also awarded to the 130-member WHS band were caption awards for outstanding winds, outstanding color guard and outstanding drum majors.
In all, 15 middle- and high school bands participated in the Anoka parade. Also in Worthington’s class were bands from Robbinsdale Cooper High School, Blaine High School and Simley High School (of Inver Grove Heights). Simley was Worthington’s closest competitor on the day, tallying 76.5 points.
While the Anoka appearance marked the end of the Trojans’ competitive season, the band will perform its “Les Miserables” show once again during the Indoor Marching Band Concert (in cooperation with the Worthington Middle School bands) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the WHS gymnasium.

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