Winning Tradition Continues for TCHS Band
The Tyler Consolidated High School Silver Knights Marching Band had a very successful day at the Ripley High School Viking Fest on Saturday, October 5. In Division I, Class A (30-49 musicians), the TCHS Band won 1st Place Drumline, 1st Place Field Commander, 2nd Place Color Guard, and 1st Place Band. The band also won 2nd Runner-Up Grand Champion for Division I and finished 3rd overall out of 16 bands. Finishing ahead of the Knights Band was Parkersburg South High School, and the Grand Champion for the competition was George Washington High School.
“I am very proud of these kids,” remarked TCHS Band Director, Matt Jennings. “They can see that months of hard work and dedication pays off. We are looking forward to more success in our remaining two competitions.” The Knights Band will be competing on October 12 at the 65th Annual West Virginia Black Walnut Band and Majorette Competition in Spencer and will also compete at the 2nd Annual Patriot Invitational at Parkersburg South High School on October 26.
TCHS Band Members include: Hailey Tanner (Piccolo); Abigail Ebert, Madeline Cecil, Madeline Tarnecki, and Hayden Montgomery (Flute); Savannah Ferrell, Maddie Ice, Abigail Ice, and Autumn Shepherd (Clarinet); Samantha Barnhart, Grace Howell, Sydney Deaton (Alto Saxophone); Anna Griffith, and Carlee Dye (Tenor Saxophone); Nachelle Probst, Jeremiah Boley, Jarrett Ice Shaunna Riggs, Emily Gorby, Kaci Shanabarger, Aiden Swan, Selene Holcomb, Abigail Stanaland (Trumpet); Makenzie Hakes, and Analeigh Hakes (Mellophone); Jason Stanaland, Ayden Hoover, Abigail Kimble, Peyton Hayes, Jesse Griffith, Kaylee Haught (Trombone); Jackson Kibbey (Baritone); Matt Riddle, Kellen Franks, Harley Yeater (Tuba); Shawn Jones (Quad Toms); Isaac Melvin, and Garrett Freeland (Snare Drum); Anna Grimes, Kimmy Owens, Zayd Al-Janaby, Trenton Webster (Bass Drum); Trevor Wise (Cymbals); Katie Ash, Aislinn Franks, Ava Gorrell, Karissa Murphy (Sideline Percussion); Rachel Hashman, Kaytlyn Henthorn, Sydney Smith, Mallory Westbrook (Color Guard); Samantha Melvin, Allie Wince (Color Guard Runners). Band Staff include: Sally Conklin, assistant director; Brian Bailey, percussion; Anna Carpenter, woodwinds; Toni VanCamp, color guard instructor; Kristen Wince, assistant color guard instructor; and Martin Parrish, transportation.