HURON — The Huron High School Marching Band won first place in their class at the March of the Meridian held Saturday in Yankton.
The band also won Best Color Guard, Best Winds and Sweepstakes Field Grand Champions. They obtained the highest field score of the entire competition.
HHS Marching Band director James Stueckrath, who joined the staff at HHS last year, said he is proud of the accomplishments the students have achieved. Saturday’s competition was the final of five for this season.
“I’ve seen great improvement from our first competition to the last one,” Stueckrath said Monday. “There was lots of dedication from students pushing through cold mornings of rehearsals to get to where we are at the end of the season.”
The 93-member band has held outdoor practice sessions at 7 a.m. all season.
“There were a lot of mornings I don’t want to be out there, but they are out there working away,” he added.
The HHS Marching Band is planning a fundraising Indoor Exhibition at 7 p.m. Monday in Huron Arena. The public is invited to attend. This is a fundraiser and activity tickets will not be accepted. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.