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WHS Trojan band takes Halloween prize at Anoka

WORTHINGTON -- The "Spirit of Worthington" Trojan marching band captured a season-high score of 85.9 points to win both the Class A parade championship as well as the overall parade sweepstakes award at the 98th annual Anoka Halloween Grand Day P...

WORTHINGTON - The “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan marching band captured a season-high score of 85.9 points to win both the Class A parade championship as well as the overall parade sweepstakes award at the 98th annual Anoka Halloween Grand Day Parade on Saturday.

 

The 160-member band, directed by Jon Loy, topped bands from Robbinsdale Cooper, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Simley, Richfield and PACT Charter school for the Class A trophy.

 

They also scored higher than the three competing Class AA bands - Osseo, Lakeville North and Robbinsdale Armstrong, the latter of which was the Trojans’ closest rival with a score of 84.2

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The WHS color guard also received the caption award for best color guard, and the Trojans achieved the highest score of the day in the category of visual performance.

 

Although their competitive parade schedule is now complete, the Trojans cap the 2018 marching band season on Friday with their annual Dad’s Belgian waffle feed (4:30 to 7 p.m., WHS cafeteria), silent auction (4:30 to 7:30 p.m., WHS lobby) and indoor marching band concert (7:30 p.m., WHS gym, in conjunction with the WMS bands). Tickets are available at the door, and ISD 518 activity passes and student IDs will be accepted for the concert.

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