Marching Unit Wonks Fans
By Theresa Sweeney
Photo by Molly Cuddy
This year the Nottingham Marching Unit’s show is Willy Wonka. The band is well known for performing at the football game’s half time and cheering on the team by playing well-known music but that is not all they do. As Senior Drum Major Brittney Cullen stated “We go to competitions we don't just perform.”
So far in the season the Marching Unit has competed in two competitions. The first competition was at Brick Memorial on September 23rd and the second one was at Steinert for Cavalcade in September 30th. Although they did not come in first place for either of the competitions, they were able to raise their score up by five points in just one week.
As Color Guard Captain Morgan Rhodes said “Our goal by the end of the year is to have the show the best it can be.”
At the U.S. Bands Competition, the Northstars finished second overall, but won three of the five awards distributed, including Best Percussion, Best Visuals, and Best Overall Effect. This was the Marching Unit's best competition score in five years.
Competitions aren’t the only time the marching unit performs, they also march in the Memorial Day Parade and this year will be marching down Main Street at Disney World.
Nottingham Marching Unit 9/2/17 Nottingham High School Vs. Allentown High School
Nottingham Marching Unit 9/16/17 Nottingham High School Vs. Hopewell Valley Higschool
Nottingham Marching Unit 10/21/17 at the US Bands Competition