Wirt County High School Band thrives through marching season and now into concert season. They have been to many competitions over the past few months. They are having a lot of success as well.
The first competition of the year was the Oil and Gas Festival on September 17th. Wirt band did very well with the field commander placing gold, bronze in color guard, bronze in percussion, and the overall band getting bronze.
Shortly after, on October 1st, the band placed fifth in class at the Ripley Vikingfest.
October 15th, just a few weeks later, our band participated in the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational. The general effect of the band got third place. The field commander, Kaitlyn Thompson, received first place, being named the Best Overall Drum Major. They also got second place in marching and second place in music.
On December 3, the band participated in one of Wirt County’s best traditions—the annual Christmas parade. “The Christmas parade went great. We got to play with the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders which is always fun and entertaining,” said senior, Kaitlyn Thompson. Each year they allow the middle school band to join them in this parade. This lets the younger kids get a feel for what an honor it is to represent WCHS Band.
They are about to have their annual Christmas concert on December 19th. The WCHS choir is singing an array of songs including: “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”, “12 Days after Christmas,” “In Winter,” “Bright Shining Star,” and “Merry Christmas to All.”
WCHS band will lose twelve seniors this year. Come support the WCHS Band and Choir on Monday, December 19th at 7pm in the high school auditorium.