On the road to the BOA Powder Springs Regional marching competition on Saturday, September 16th, it’s time for a Cammie review. Since the 2014 season, Camdenton has made finals in every BOA regional and every other state/regional marching competition. That means that Camdenton has performed at a finals level against other high-level state and regional bands in 9/9 state and regional competitions. Camdenton has placed in class in every one of those competitions including placing first in class at the BOA Clarksville Regional in 2015, first in class at the Pride of the Ozarks Marching Festival in 2015, first in class at the Broken Arrow Invitational in 2015, and first in class at the FZN River City Showcase in 2016. The Camdenton Band narrowly missed making finals at the BOA St. Louis Super Regional competition in 2015 with a 15th place finish out of 64 exceptional programs.
These successes do not define the Camdenton Band program. The work, the drive, the camaraderie, and the ability to meet every challenge is what defines this band. The Camdenton Band is filled with parents, students, and directors who strive to do their best. Hard work pays off. Hard work pays off when band members and parents work together to get the props to a performance ready standard while simultaneously entertaining middle school band students at an ice cream social during a night rehearsal. Hard work pays off when the student section at a home football game gives you a standing ovation during movement three. Hard work pays off when the Camdenton Band heads into the competition season with a goal of entertaining every person who sits in the stands. Remember to enjoy it. This is going to be fun.