27th Consecutive Division I Rating For Band
October 21, 2013Mt Pleasant High School
For the 27th consecutive year the Mt. Pleasant Panther Marching Band received a Division I rating at the State Marching Band Festival.
Under grey skies Saturday at Muscatine High School the 195-member band kept the tradition of excellence alive by again getting a top rating at the state event sponsored by the Iowa High School Music Association.
This was the final competition of the season, with one final performance Tuesday night at 7:00 pm at Mapleleaf Athletic Complex as part of All Bands Night. This will showcase all of the bands in the school system.
The high school band has been directed for the past 21 years by Jim DePriest. He was assisted this year by Laura Westfall, Phil Schroetter, Marlene DePriest, Adam Creager, Ron Coberley, and a host of parent volunteers that helped with band uniforms, props, sound equipment, driving equipment vehicles, and being bus chaperones.