Marching Band looks for State repeat


Dillon O'Brien, Staff Writer

Last fall, the Rosebud Lott Roaring Cougar band achieved the honor of advancing to the State Marching Competition by placing top two in their area’s division; scoring perfectly during prior competitions. At state, which was hosted at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, the Cougar band fought hard, and with their dedication, achieved 11th place out of 250 other 2A bands. 

Their 2020-2021 performance titled “Eternity” was their most challenging one yet, claimed by most of the band students. “The performances will continue to get more challenging as our new assistant band director, Peter Millican, implements newer technology and more in debt techniques to add special effects to the show” stated one of the members.

Now that the summer is over, the Cougar band plans to repeat last year’s actions, but this time to place higher overall, ultimately shooting for first place as state champions. The Cougar band has already improved much, including more practice time, and detail regarding how moves and visuals are taught. 


The band competitions the Cougar band plans to attend include: 

Sep. 28th, Drumline Competition – McGregor

Oct. 2nd, Midway Marching Competition

Oct. 6th, Troy Marching Competition

Oct. 9th, Whitney Marching Competition

Oct. 20th, UIL Regional Marching Competition – La Vega

Oct. 30th, UIL Area Marching Competition – Troy

Nov. 8th, State Marching Competition – Alamodome