Marching ensemble honored by school board

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By Mackenzie Hotchkiss

Tigard High Marching Ensemble was honored by the Tigard-Tualatin School District Board on Monday, Nov. 27. They finished their season with a first place trophy for the sixth year in a row. The ceremony was only a short ten minutes, but to the marchers, it was very meaningful to be recognized. Kati Mckee, the marching band director, and a small group of the ensemble attended the meeting and were awarded with gift cards and a firm handshake from Superintendent Ernie Brown.

The marching band worked hard from the start to the end of the season. Each rehearsal improves the show in a big way thanks to the help of the instructors. This season there were 11 instructors, each one helping a different section. Starting with almost nothing-for some, even starting with no marching experience-and ending the season not only with first place, but sweeping all class A awards, the Tigard High Marching Ensemble has much to be proud of.