Central Sound Marching Band Soars at Weekend Competitions


Wallace Bowden

DRUMLINE MARCHES TO FIRST PLACE — Central’s Marching Band Drumline received first place at a recent competition.

Preston Fore, Staff Writer

The Central Sound of Chattanooga, under the leadership of band director Joshua Bloodworth, has been working hard since summer to master routines and performances. Over the past two weekends, the band demonstrated their finest abilities in competitions. The first event took place at Maryville High School on Saturday, September 19, followed by another one at Bradley Central High School on Saturday, September 26.

Central was among five other high schools to compete at the Maryville Marching Invitational, with Central being the first school to perform.

“It was stressful but fun at the same time,” shared Abigail Johnson, a freshman color guard member.

The marching band members were extremely proud of their work. After a great performance, the Central Sound was awarded first place in the category for Percussion.

“Central was doing a lot of screaming,” explained Johnson.

The Central band was vibrant and full of energy throughout the invitational, representing our school with notorious Purple Pounder pride. Overall, Central received a two on a scale of one to five, which is considered “Excellent.”

The following weekend, the Central Sound of Chattanooga performed with ten other schools at the Bradley Classic Competition in Cleveland, Tennessee.

“[The competition] was great. We did [well],” recalled Samuel Crites, a freshman band member.

Central High School received second place against Red Bank High School, the only other school in their division.

“We go to have fun and show others what we can do,” concluded Crites.

The Central Digest is extremely proud of our marching band and all its members for their hard work, their success in recent competitions, and their great music.