The Crimson Cadets travelled to their state contest last weekend. This contest, OBA (Oklahoma Bandmasters Association) Marching Championship was a big deal for them. 23 4A-5A bands from across the state come together to compete in Mustang,OK.
Last year, the Cadets made it to the top 12 in finals and placed 8th overall. This year was a step up. The Cadets placed 5th this year with a score of 71.95.
One confidence booster is director Bob Early. It’s his second year on staff with the other staff members and he couldn’t be more excited to be working with this band. As he said at their Saturday morning rehearsal, “The next band in 5A… The Collinsville Crimson Cadets!”
It has been a successful season for the Collinsville High School marching band. With only OSSAA contest left this Wednesday (10/26), the Cardinal Connection would like to wish the Cadets luck!
Thanks to Terry Jarrard for providing the photo.