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Rincon-University High Band earn top scores at UA Band Day and the State Marching Festival

Posted November 5, 2013

Rincon/University High School's marching band took home two top honors at the University of Arizona Band Day on Oct. 26.

The Rangers earned the highest possible score, Superior with Distinction, and the Milton B. Nunamaker Award, which is presented only when the judging panel determines that a band is outstanding.

Rincon-University High performed its half-time show, "God Save the Queen," based on the rock band Queen and traditional British music. More than 40 bands from Southwest Arizona participated.

The Ranger band is the second-largest marching band in the state. It has 215 members and is directed by Jeff Marchant.

Sabino and Sahuaro high schools also participated in Band Day and received scores of Excellent.

The Rincon/University High School band went on to compete in the State Marching Festival on November 2, 2013, where they earned the "superior" rating. At States, they were also named as "Outstanding General Effect" and "Outstanding Percussion."

The band will compete in the Big Orange Classic 2013 in Riverside, CA, on November 9.

Band members display their awards
Band members display their awards