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THS-Band Sweeps Chilhowie Apple Festival
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
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On Saturday, September 23, The Tennessee High School Mighty Viking Band swept the Chilhowie Apple Festival band competition with first place finishes in every category for the Class-AAAA Section 2 Bands.  

The MVB Band won 1st place in the drum major, color guard, percussion, general effect, marching, and music categories. The MVB also received a Superior (1) rating and 1st in class placement. In addition to the class awards, the MVB Drum Major, Max Fleming, won 1st place overall and the band received the second highest score of any band that day-22 points total.  

“I am extremely proud of the hard work and efforts that the band students have put in all summer long to prepare for this first competition,” said Band Director David Semones. “This sets the tone for the rest of the competitions for the season. I want to thank the school district, band board, and numerous sponsors for their support. Our students really appreciate all their encouragement and assistance.”  

The MVB will next compete at the Land of the Sky Marching Band Festival at Enka High School in North Carolina next Saturday, September 30.  

“I am so proud of the band students on their victory tonight,” added Tennessee High School Principal Kim Kirk.  

The Mighty Viking Band will host their own event, Music in the Castle, on October 7 and encourages the community to come out and support the band. Music in the Castle will host 24 competing bands and three exhibition bands - the Vance Middle School Jr. Viking Band, our own Mighty Viking Band, and the Emory and Henry College Marching Band.

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