Laker Band Competed Over the Weekend

Photo taken by Sarah Stapp

The Russell County High School Mighty Laker Band traveled to Glasgow on Saturday to compete in the Barren County Invitational. The band performed their show, “The Better Machine,” at 12:15, and at the preliminary awards ceremony, was presented with first place in class 3A and best guard in class 3A, securing a spot in finals competition later that afternoon. Russell County took the field for finals competition at 7:15 that night, and had another spectacular run.  At the end of the night, the Laker band was awarded Reserve Grand Champion, coming in a close second to 4A band, Anderson County.

The band will next compete at Bands of America in Johnson City, Tennessee on October 12th.

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