This week is THE week for the Nevada State Band Championships. This annual event takes place at Mackay Stadium on the campus of UNR on Sat. 11/7. Each marching band in Northern Nevada will strut-their-stuff on the college field for a big crowd of band fans.
The Cougar Band had an awesome rehearsal Monday evening (11/2) of this important week of band rehearsals and performances. After a big win - scoring 91.5 - at Carson High on 10/31, the Cougar Band members are ready to show the world on an ever-improving musical/visual package.
With the added home football game this Friday (11/6) - the first ever Playoff Football game hosted at SSHS - the band will enjoy an additional opportunity to entertain Cougar Football fans with stands tunes and the all-important field show "Watches of the Night".
Some parents were thrilled to see the Cougar Band outscore Elko at the Carson show last Saturday. I am proud that the band placed 2nd overall. Although there is not an "official" ranking of bands, it is clear that the Cougar band has placed 2nd behind McQueen and ahead of all other bands in northern Nevada. Let's keep closing the gap with consistent improvement! Go Cougars!