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MARCHING BAND roundup

It was a busy weekend for local high school marching bands. Groups competed everywhere from North Carolina to Florida.

Here's a look at how they fared:

• The Nation Ford High School band was grand champion at the Cavalier Clash of Champions at Dorman High School in Spartanburg. The group placed first in its class and won first place percussion, color guard and horn line for its class. It also won awards for best brass, best woodwinds, best music and best color guard.

• The Cyclone Regiment Marching Band from Chester High School also competed in Spartanburg. Chester placed first in its class and took first place drum line, first place horn line and first place drum major for its class.

• The Rock Hill High School marching band was grand champion at the Tournament of Bands in Blythewood. Rock Hill High won first place in its division and took the high music award.

• Fort Mill High School came in a close second at Blythewood, losing to Rock Hill High by less than 1 point. Fort Mill won best percussion, best color guard and best visual performance in its class.

• South Pointe High School also competed in Blythewood, placing second in its class. The band won first place in visual performance, color guard and percussion.

• Indian Land High School also placed second in its class at the tournament in Blythewood.

• Clover High School's marching band placed second overall at Western Carolina University's Tournament of Champions in Cullowhee, N.C. Clover was grand champion of its division and won the drum major award.

• The Northwestern High School Purple Regiment placed 12th in the Bands of America National Regional Competition in St. Petersburg, Fla., competing against 26 other bands from across the nation.

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