Hammonton High School Marching Band Ranks Fifth at Competition

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HAMMONTON- Hammonton High School's Marching Band competed against bands from five states during its National Championships on Sunday, November 8th.
Hammonton, who competed against 16 other high schools during the competition, ranked fifth with an overall score of 94.263. Their final score was an improvement over the State Championship during the previous week, where the band scored 91.163, and placed third out of 11 bands.
In addition to performance, the band also received the US Bands Dinkles Spirit Award for the second year in a row. The award is provided to the band whose Band Boosters, family, and friends exhibit the most enthusiasm in the stands.
Prior to their competitions, Band Director Tim White led the band during a half-time performance of their award-winning show entitled, “Break Free of the Blindfold,” with music from “The Hope of Spring,” during the home football game against Timber Creek. The show focuses on homelessness in our society and points out that society should take off its blindfolds and help those who are less fortunate.
The marching band’s season has concluded for the season. However, they will perform at upcoming holiday parades including the Fireman’s Christmas Parade which will take place in Hammonton during December. The band will also perform their Winter Concert at Hammonton High School’s Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 15th.
The band members are currently selling Giambri chocolate-covered pretzels, Johnson’s Popcorn, and German chocolate bars to raise funds for their April trip to South Padre Island in Texas.
For more information about the Hammonton High School Blue Devils Marching Band, visit their website at www.hammontonbandboosters.com.

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