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The Pride of Tyler County

By Randy Rutherford - Staff Writer | Oct 13, 2021

The 2021 Tyler Consolidated High School Silver Knight Marching Band continues its winning ways and broadens its well known reputation as one of the strongest programs in the state. Not only is October the month of high school homecomings, it also brings marching band season, and the Pride of Tyler County is off to a fast and strong start!

Recently while performing at the Ripley Viking Festival, the band captured high honors finishing 2nd place in class B for both Color Guard and Field Commander. The band took 3rd place in class B for Percussion and 2nd place class B for Band. The highlight of the day was when TCHS Silver Night Marching Band took 2nd Runner Up in Grand Champion Division 1! The scoring was very close in the top three bands; a mere 1.325 points separated TCHS and the Grand Champions, George Washington Marching Band.

Hurricane High School was second.

The TCHS Silver Knight Marching Band continued competition this past Saturday, October 10th competing in the Parkersburg South Patriot Invitational.

The Pride of Tyler County continued its successful season earning 1st place honors in both Band and Field Commander, 2nd place in Color Guard and Percussion all in Class C.

They also took Grand Champion in Division II. Overall, regardless of division or class, the Tyler County Knights Marching Band took 2nd Runner Up Grand Champion placing behind Hurricane and Cabell Midland respectively.

On October 16 the band will travel to Huntington to compete in the Tri State Marching Championship at Marshall University against some of the best bands from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Come cheer on this outstanding band representing TCHS. You will be very impressed and thoroughly entertained!