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Marching Red Hawks take fourth at invitational

The Cedar Springs High School Marching Band competed at the Jenison Invitational on Saturday, October, 17. The band, made up of 104 students, took fourth place honors. This was the first competition for the band in the Michigan Competing Band Association format.

“I am so proud of the band. They exceeded my expectations on their first outing,” said Band Director Adam Borst.

Each band is judged by seven adjudicators and utilizes a scoring system that totals 100 points. At the Jenison competition, Cedar Springs received a score of 72.4. The band must compete in a minimum of two MCBA contests to be eligible for the state finals. The top two scores from MCBA competition are averaged to determine the overall score. The top ten scoring schools in each of the four flights will compete at the state finals.

Cedar Springs is currently ranked fourth in its flight out of 17 schools. Last week’s score at Jenison will be part of the equation along with the next two competitions. This week the band travels to Allegan, and on October 31, they will be at Reeths-Puffer in Muskegon.

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