Morenci band competes at marching festival 10.22.08

The Morenci Area High School marching band made its first trip in a long time to the District Marching Band Festival and came home with a Div. II rating.

From what band director Jamie DeVoe could find, Morenci’s band hasn’t performed at the state-sponsored festival since 1992.

The band performed its half-time show for three judges Saturday at Jackson Northwest. The band was rated on music, marching and overall effect. The Div. II rating is next to the best.

Mr. DeVoe has 30 high school band members, along with two eighth grade students who join in the marching band. Two additional high school students will join the band in the next trimester when scheduling allows participation.