Dolphins march towards states


Logan Stanton

Marching Dolphins take the field for the SEVMG at Hickory High School on Sept. 25.

Logan Stanton, Staff Writer

The Marching Dolphins prepared to compete at the Virginia State Championship, scheduled for Nov. 6 at Liberty University, which hosts 30 teams from around Virginia.
“I’m excited for States; this isn’t my first year, so I’m hoping to do better than our previous years,” said junior Matt Sheehy.
So far, the band has competed in the Southeast Virginia Music Games, where they won Best in Drum major, Best in Percussion, Best Color guard, Best in Visuals, second place in the 3A division, and third place overall.
“The color guard and percussion had earned their awards with the amount of work and effort they have put in this season,” said freshman Noah Ripley.
The Marching Dolphins also competed in the Grassfield Grizzly Classic where they placed first in the 4A division and third place overall.
“We had a good performance, however it was early in the season; we will get much better throughout the season,” said freshman David Brahjell.
Their final competition before States was Green Run Stallion Classic where they won first place in guard, percussion, music, general effect and visual in the 3A division and first place overall.
“Overall, everyone is just really excited for another chance to show off. Last week our competition was rained out, so we lost a chance to perform; because of this, we will hopefully be able to make up for this loss with a great performance at this competition,” said senior Gabe Gonzalez.