The Russell County High School Mighty Laker Marching Band had an impressive showing on Saturday in their first competition of the season in the Taylor County Marching Invitational, finishing as Reserve Grand Champion and with the Best Overall Color Guard following their second performance of the day. Central Hardin took Grand Champion honors at the event.
Following their first performance Saturday afternoon, under the direction of Curtis Ervin and Haley Harrington, the Laker band received Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, and first place in Class 3A-1.
Band member Elliot Birge also received the “Exhibiting Excellence Scholarship” at the competition, a $1,000 scholarship from Campbellsville University.
The band will be back in action this coming Saturday at the Mark Twain Contest in Adair County.