Lake Highlands percussion takes the cake
By: Elizabeth McNamara | Published: October 2, 2019
On Saturday, Sept. 21, Lake Highlands percussion competed in the Plano Drumline Competition.
The Plano Drumline Competition is an annual contest against local high school drumline and front ensembles. Percussions play for a panel of three judges and are ranked based on their school’s division.
The percusion have been working on their show music since mid-July and practice every morning from 6:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Early Saturday morning, band students and supporters came to send the drumline off at the high school before heading to the competition, a regular tradition for the drumline.
“I was really nervous, but I got more confident when I saw everyone in the stands,” Grace Moon, a sophmore marimba player said.
The percussion played through three out of the show’s four movements, earning first place in their division, and received awards including Best Front Ensemble and Quads.