Marching dolphins place first in class at regional competition

Dolphin Pride showcased


Barbara McLaughlin

A section of marching band performs their show, “Spectrum: Sight and Sound” for regional competition at Hickory High School. Sept. 29, 2018.

On Saturday, Ocean Lakes Marching Band placed first in their class at the Southeastern Virginia Music Games. The competition, which took place at Hickory High School in Chesapeake, VA, encompassed 21 Bands and their accompanying color guards.

Besides an overall winning title, the marching dolphins also earned fourth best guard rating, plus best music, best visuals, best general effect, and best drum majors in their class.

“When we heard we won, we were all just really excited,” said drum major Lauren Chuderewicz. “I’m so proud of the whole band; we had a great run of the show.”

The Marching Band’s next performance is Saturday Oct. 6 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.