West High School places fifth at marching band invitational

WATERLOO — West High School's marching band is drilling down on its performances for several more games and competitions.On Saturday, the band plac...

September 27, 2022
7:04 PM

WATERLOO — West High School's marching band is drilling down on its performances for several more games and competitions.On Saturday, the band placed fifth out of six 4A bands competing at the Linn-Mar Marching Band Festival in Marion.'We did pretty well,' band director Jason Dobbs said. 'We improved a lot from our first two home games. Fourth, fifth and sixth places were within a couple tenths of a point.'The band is made up of 90 brass, woodwind, percussion and color guard members. This year's show is 'Return of the Samurai,' which tells a fictional story about Japanese samurai and 'evokes moods and visuals of that,' Dobbs said.

Maria Kuiper