The Milton High School Red Hawk began its competitive season earning second and third place.
On Sept. 22, the Milton High School Red Hawk Marching Band traveled to Waukesha South High School to participate in its first competition of the fall season. It was a large show this year with six other bands in Milton’s class (Class AAA).
MHS director of bands Nathan Pierce said, “The Red Hawk Marching Band had a great first performance and took home third-place honors out of seven bands in competition.”
Class AAA breakdown (Total points are on a 100-point scale):
1st place – Waukesha West High School – 79.975
2nd place – Waukesha North High School – 75.550
3rd place – Milton High School – 72.788
4th place – Cedarburg High School – 72.100
5th place – Greenfield High School – 64.038
6th place – Wauwatosa East High School – 60.888
7th place – Watertown High School – 53.113
On Sept. 23, the band traveled back to Waukesha to compete at Waukesha West High School. While the field of Class AAA bands was a bit smaller, the competition was still tight. (Pierce said scores were a bit lower because the competition was judged by different set of adjudicators.) The Red Hawk Marching Band improved their placing to second place out of three bands in the Class AAA competition.
Class AAA breakdown (again on a 100-point scale):
1st place – Waukesha North High School – 72.425
2nd place – Milton High School – 68.950
3rd place – South Milwaukee High School – 58.800
The Red Hawk Marching Band will perform in the MHS homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Friday and at the homecoming football game. Competition continues Sunday afternoon in Oak Creek.