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2011 WSMA State Marching Band


Championships Results October 15, 2011 • UW-Whitewater Perkins Stadium Tim Wurgler, WSMA Program Director


Congratulations to all bands that participated in the 27th annual


WSMA State Marching Band Championships. This one-day event brings families and communities together to support the musician- ship, art, dedication and creativity of participating students, direc- tors and schools in the culminating performance of the Wisconsin marching activity.


The day of the championships brought much excitement and antici- pation to the crowd of spectators that had assembled. The morning started with three bands participating in the Festival Class. This class is for bands that are participating in the championships not in competition with other bands, but rather against the standard of the judging rubric. A team of three judges (music performance, visual performance and overall general effect) rated each band. In the competitive classes 29 bands assembled to perform for a team of eight marching band experts adjudicating the areas of


performance, general effect, percussion and auxiliary. Their individual scores are combined into an overall score. Award divisions for the competitive classes are based on predetermined scores assigned to each class.


Perkins Stadium was filled with artistry, excitement and the spirit of good sportsmanship as students, fans and staff cheered for fa- vorites and competitors alike throughout the day. UW-Whitewater Warhawk Marching Band presented guest exhibition performances as well as Class AA and Class AAAA, held in the afternoon, cham- pions were asked to perform in exhibition during the Class A and Class AAA segment of the championships that evening.


This event would not be possible without an army of volunteers. WSMA wishes to thank all of the people who helped to make this event a success. Special thanks to Dr. Glenn Hayes (UW- Whitewater director of bands) and the many UW-Whitewater students, faculty, staff and security officers who worked all day long making sure that the event ran smoothly.


For most participating bands, October 15 was the final march- ing band performance of the season. Marching bands statewide spent hundreds of hours practicing and refining their musical and marching skills in preparation for their performance. While numerical scores identified winners, the WSMA State Marching Band Championships program celebrates the accomplishments of every band, student, teacher, staff and support staff that participated in this exciting event. Congratulations to all of the participating bands.


The 2011 WSMA Marching Band Championships results are as follows: Festival Class:


Stoughton High School First Division Award Franklin High School Second Division Award Waukesha South High School Second Division Award


Class A Caption Awards:


Best Musical Presentation: Cumberland High School Best Visual Presentation: Cumberland High School Best Color Guard (Auxiliary): Cumberland High School Best Percussion: Baldwin - Woodville High School


Class A Results: Cumberland High School


Baldwin - Woodville High School Wisconsin Lutheran High School Columbus High School Whitewater High School


New Berlin West High School


First Division First Division First Division First Division First Division


Place 1st


2nd 3rd 4th 5th


Second Division 6th


Class A, 1st Place, Cumberland High School, presented by WSMA Board of Directors officer Elaine Baumann and WSMA Executive Director Michael George.


40 January 2012


Link to video clips of WSMA State Marching Band Championships in the online version of WSM.


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