Woodbury Central Marching Band
By Jameson Mandl
The Woodbury Central Marching Band sports new uniforms this year, something it hasn’t done since the 1980’s. At 7 every morning, band members practice their music and perfect their moves/formations for their shows during August, September, and October. Townspeople often hear them play this year’s theme songs: “The Music of James Bond. “
The Marching Wildcats competed four times this fall. At the first competition, Starfest (Morningside), the band earned fourth place. The next two competitions were on the same day. In the morning the band traveled to the State Competition in Sheldon and brought home a Division 1 rating, a first since 2008.The same day they bussed to the Dutchman Competition (Orange City) and earned fourth place. “Orange City was my favorite competition because it had fireworks,” says sophomore Kendall Fouts. The last competition was Quad State Competition at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion; the band placed third.
Fifty-one students participate in the Wildcat Marching Band. This includes 16 freshmen, 4 sophomores, 19 juniors and 12 seniors. The drum majors are seniors Landan Paulsen and Julius Hopp. The band is directed by Mr. Petersen and is assisted by Mrs. Wurth.