LW Marching Warriors earn 1st place at Chicagoland Marching Band Festival Monday, September 24, 2012
The Lincoln-Way West Marching Warriors continue their competition season with a quality performance this past Saturday, September 22 at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival held at Wheeling High School.
The Marching Warriors finished in 1st place in the class A category with a score of 64.50. Lakes Community High School placed 2nd with a score of 59.60, along with Providence Catholic High School placing 3rd with a score of 53.55 in the class A category.
A total of 23 bands competed at Wheeling High School, including Wheaton Warrenville South and Waubonsie Valley High Schools.
"The Marching Warriors also won the captions for Best Music and Best General Effect," added Cary Ruklic, band director and music department chair.
"The name of our competitive production this year is Urban Sprawl. The music was newly composed for the band this year by Craig Andrew Fitzpatrick, and the visual design is by Mike Lentz," commented Ruklic.
Marching Warriors Section Leaders for 2012 are: Kathy Creed, flute; Kevin Horton, Bb clarinet; Sarah Bonamino, saxophone; Evan Kirkeeng, mellophone; Ryan Spain, trumpet; Dan O'Sullivan, low brass; David Bechtel, Katie Kelly, percussion; Hannah Bovard, colorguard captain; Hannah Wychocki, colorguard weapons captain; and Ashley Pavlak, colorguard dance captain.
The Marching Warriors also perform a halftime show at each home football game. This year the band will perform the Lady Gaga tune, Born this Way, and the Journey classic, Any Way You Want It. Trevor Moore is the senior drum major for the Lincoln-Way West Marching Warriors.
Area residents will have an opportunity to see the band perform the competitive show in its entirety at a Marching Band Showcase featuring all four Lincoln-Way marching bands on October 24 at Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 S. Gougar Road, New Lenox. The event will begin at 7 p.m.