The 2017 edition of the Central Marching Rebels is off to a great start to their fall marching band season.
The band’s show is a patriotic theme called "Dreams in Red, White and Blue." The music and drill were written for the band by Josh Hinkel and Ken Turner of River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina and the Color Guard routines were written by Sarah Walker of St. Louis."
The band is directed by Brad Glore who is assisted by Adam Brewer. The band is led on the field this year by Drum Majors Raylyn White and Madison Farley.
The Marching Rebels started their competition season with a first place finish in Class A at the Farmington Invitational held Sept. 16 and was also awarded with the Outstanding Music and Outstanding Visual Awards."
The band continued its successful season with a fourth place finish at the Sullivan Invitational held Sept. 23 and will continue its competitive season this Saturday at the Bi-State Invitational in Potosi. It will be hosting the 32nd Annual Rebel Invitational on Oct. 21 and finish its competitive season Oct. 28 at the Ste Genevieve Marching Band Festival.
“This band is one of the hardest working and most successful bands that I have had in my 22-year tenure at Central High School,” Glore said. “This show is dear to my heart as a patriotic person. The music has drawn our band together and taught us respect for our country, patriotism, and to honor and remember those who have served our country.
“We hope to use our show and music to entertain our audience and bring appreciation to our veterans while causing the listeners to 'Dream in Red, White and Blue' and see that unity in our country is possible again. Our greatest strength in our band is how we value and respect each other and that is our hope for our nation.”