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Pierce Marching Band

Pierce High Marching Band Competes at USD

by Alle Koehler

On Saturday, October 16, the Pierce High Marching band woke up on a brisk morning to travel to the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, to perform and compete. The band received first place in their class. 

The theme for this year's routine is Elton John. 

Drum major Alexus Sindelar says, “I was really proud of the band for how they marched on Saturday. It's been a lot of work but I feel lucky that I’ve been able to be their drum major and just watch as they continue to grow.” 

The students have been practicing their marching since almost the beginning of the school year. Every year the band goes to the DakotaDome to compete in the quad state competition. 

Pierce Band Exceeds in Yankton Marching Festival

by Autumn Lambrecht


On Saturday, October 9, the Pierce band went to Yankton to compete in the Yankton Marching Festival. Overall, the band received second place in the parade in Class A, and first place in the field while competing in Class B.

Band instructor Mike Sindt comments on the day, “The band enjoyed marching over the Meridian bridge and performed at a higher level overall than their performances. We are excited to get even better over our last two weeks!”

This festival included over 20 different schools and their marching bands who competed and marched across the Yankton Meridian Bridge. After marching across the bridge, the Pierce band marched on the Crane-Youngstown Field.

This was the second marching band competition that Pierce competed in for the year. 

Sophomore Kenna Sedlacek adds, “The band looked and sounded fantastic! I am so very proud and thankful to be in a band that looks and sounds tremendous! A big shout to Mr. Sindt for being the best band teacher that Pierce could have ever asked for!”

The Pierce marching band competes at the Quad States Marching Festival at the University of South Dakota on Saturday, October 16.

Pierce Hosts Marching Band Festival

by Jana Stone


The Pierce High band hosted their annual marching festival on Wednesday, October 6, where seven bands all together performed at the activities complex. All of the band performances started at 12:00 p.m. 

The order of the bands were David City High School Marching Scouts, Creighton Community Schools, Crofton Community Schools Warriors, O’Neill Screamin’ Eagles, Wayne High School Blue Devils, Schuyler Central High School, and Pierce to end the show. 

While all the bands were performing there were judges looking at spacing and the techniques they used that were put all together to give them a score. Pierce was the last to play and all the junior and senior high school students got excused from their classes to go watch their band play. Pierce played four songs as part of their Elton John theme. They played “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Your Song” and “I’m Still Standing.” 

After the performance, the judges handed out the awards to all the different bands. The Crofton Warrior Band received the sweepstakes trophy and the O’Neill color guard received outstanding color guard. The Pride of the Bluejays marching band once again earned another superior since they can not get top rating because they hosted the marching festival.

Freshman flute player Hadleigh Collison says, “We did really good and [completed] the formation good. We have improved from our first performance. We played together more as a band.”

Callie Arnold, a drum major, says “I saw improvement from last Friday. It is still a work in progress but it is a fun experience.”



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