The band, under the direction of Andrew Gaskill, participated in the national competition on Saturday, Nov. 5 in Chattanooga.
This marked the second time in the band’s history to compete at a national competition.
This was Sycamore’s last competition performance of its 2016 production, “Send in the Clowns.”
The band performed twice and received the following awards:
*First Place in Class III Open - State Champions
*Best Visual in Class III Open
*Best Overall Effect in Class III Open
*USBands Southern States Championship Finalist
Sycamore was also the recipient of the Cadets Award of Excellence.
This award is presented to the band with the highest achievement in the area of creativity, excellence and overall effect.
Sycamore was selected out of all 28 bands at the championship for the award.
“I am immensely proud of the Sycamore students. They represented themselves and the community well and performed with a great deal of energy and passion. It has been absolutely amazing to see the growth of this ensemble over the past years. I feel very fortunate to work with some of the best students in the state,” Gaskill said.
The band will perform the production on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ralph Spangler Stadium on the Sycamore campus. Friends, family members and the community are invited to attend.