The Pride of Eufaula band has had a busy and successful season, which came to an end on Oct. 18.
They hosted their 4th Annual Marching Contest at Paul Bell Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30, where bands from around the state and one out of state band battled it out for first place.
The band then competed at the Sounds of the Southeast Marching Contest in Stigler on Saturday, Oct. 7. The band was first place out of all 3A bands that day, also winning outstanding drum major, percussion and color guard for Class 3A competitors. They also walked away with a first place tie for overall color guard ensemble, first place guard duet and first place guard soloist.
The band then competed at the Beggs Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 14. The band ended the day in first place out of all 3A bands. In the finals competition, the band placed third overall behind one 4A and one 5A band. It won the best overall drum major and color guard out of all participating bands.
They ended their season on Wednesday, October 18 at the OSSAA Regional Marching Contest in McAlester. The band received straight superior ratings from all three judges. This is step one in achieving the OSSAA State Sweepstakes Award, which is our goal every year and is the highest award for a high school band to achieve. The band recently won this award in 2023 and they will be working diligently to try to achieve this for 2024.
The color guard also walked away with some hardware at the OSSAA contest. The color guard ensemble received a superior rating, along with several superior ratings with duets and solos.
Pictured below is the 23-24 Pride of Eufaula, then the EHS Football Team pictured w the Pride, the football team in the stands supporting the band, our 23-24 band seniors and lastly our color guard.
The band would like to thank the amazing band boosters for their endless support of the amazing kids.
“We would also like to thank our school administration and school board members, the football team and coaches for attending and supporting the band and the community for backing our program. We couldn’t do it without all of you,” said Band Director Rusty Helms.
The band is directed by Helms, Michelle Barnes and Amber Singleton.
The color guard tech is Maddison Matney.