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District High School Marching Bands Wrap Up Successful Seasons
District High School Marching Bands Wrap Up Successful Seasons
Posted on 11/02/2016
Joint Marching Band photoThe Raytown High School, Bluejay Pride, and the Raytown South High School, Southern Regiment, marching bands recently wrapped up successful marching seasons.

This season, the Raytown High School, Bluejay Pride, performed a show titled, “The Pursuit of Happiness.” The Bluejay Pride placed first in their division at the Park Hill District Marching Festival and earned second place in their division at the Missouri Western Tournament of Champions. The band also earned third place in their division at the Smith-Cotton Marching Festival and received third place in their division at the Trenton Marching Festival.

The Raytown South High School, Southern Regiment, performed a show titled, “Reflections of Fame” arranged by 1987 Raytown South graduate, Steve Vento. This season, Southern Regiment placed first in their division and earned the outstanding performance recognition at the Sedalia Marching Band Competition. The band competed in finals for the second year in a row, earned second place, and earned the outstanding percussion award at the Festival of Champions at the University of Central Missouri. Southern Regiment earned third place in their division with an excellent performance rating at the Heart of America Marching Festival at the University of Kansas. The band also competed at the Golden Regiment Marching Band Invitational at Blue Springs High School and the Lee’s Summit North Marching Festival. 

The Raytown High School Bluejay Pride Marching Band is under the direction of Joseph Hill. The Raytown South High School Southern Regiment Marching Band is under the direction of Brandon Hord.
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