The Bullitt East Marching Band was named Grand Champion at the 14th Annual Eagle Classic at Eastern High School on September 16th.
The band competed against 13 other bands in preliminary competition, including 5 other bands in their class, and placed first overall as well as receiving Best Color Guard and Best Percussion in Class AAAAA.
Advancing to the finals competition, the Marching Chargers competed against nine other bands and placed first overall receiving the Grand Champion award, winning Best Overall Visual and Best Color Guard.
BEHS Director of Bands Trevor Ervin said this is the first Grand Championship earned at the Eagle Classic and praised his musicians.
“I am proud to teach such an awesome group of students,” Ervin said. “They work hard and continually strive for excellence. Our goal is always excellence, regardless of the outcome.”
The marching band consists of 56 winds, 14 percussion and 14 color guard. They are under the direction of Drum Major Mason Marsh.
Ervin said the band performed six minutes of their seven and a half minute show, Pixelated.
“Marching band is a unique activity due to the level of demand placed on the performers to be absolutely perfect in every facet of performance,” Ervin noted. “This is a remarkably physically demanding activity for students.”