Photo by Randy Sunderland
State Champ three-peat
The Cedaredge High School marching band, shown here during its first place performance at the Western Slope Bandmaster Invitational competition earlier this month, earned its third straight state championship in Class 1A. The band emerged from the semi-finals with a score of 66.70, outperforming bands from Platte Valley, Monte Vista, Trinidad and Gunnison. Their performance in the finals was judged even higher — at 66.75, to earn the Class 1A championship. The band is under the direction of Michael Bowles, and Madison Signs (right) is field conductor.