Hamburg High School's Band took superior and excellent scores at two competitions held in October. The first competition was October 13 at the UAM turf room. The band scored excellent as a whole.
Rating Individual scores of superior were Caleb Hennington, field commander; Brooke Rutledge, flagline; Shay McPherson, flagline; and O.J. McQuay, drumline. The judges informed the band what to do better after their performances at UAM. The band used this critique and practiced for one week to prepare for the next competition.
Following UAM, the band competed in Magnolia at the Regional Marching Assessment. The band scored Division 2, excellent, from each judge that day. The judges complimented the band on music, field design, flag work, percussion, field commander, and soloist. The band was also told there were inconsistencies in marching fundamentals, movements, and wrong notes in music. Other schools that participated in this event were Harmony Grove, Junction City, Rison, Smackover, McGehee, Dumas, Warren, Monticello, Magnolia, Camden Fairview, and El Dorado.
Band director Marty Martin and Hennington feel proud about the accomplishments of the band. Martin stated, "Twenty- five inches of rain slowed us down, but with cooperation from the athletic staff, we moved inside and learned all that the students were willing to do. I look forward to band concert." Hennington, who also felt the effects of the weather, stated, " We did the best we could with the small amount of time we had for practice due to all the rain."