Band Continues to Roll in Awards


Band takes first place in Buckwheat Festival. Photo Courtesy of LCHS Band Boosters

The 2022-23 LCHS Marching Minutemen continue to amass awards during the marching band competition season.

The band won first place in the Annual Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood, WV September 30. The band participated in the parade and then members enjoyed some of the event’s festivities. The parade is one of the only school-day parades in the state. Students were dismissed during first period. They practiced for the competition and then departed.

“They were incredible. So proud of them,” Mr. Allen Heath, director, said.

The weekend before, the band competed in the 50th Annual Oil and Gas Marching Band Festival. The band was awarded “Gold” Status.

Heath said “Gold” is the highest award a program can receive.

According to Director Heath, this “Gold” award was based on overall scores in music, general effect and overall performance. Heath said in addition to the gold status, both the auxiliary and drum line earned bronze status.

“Great job! Proud of all the kiddos for their hard work and dedication to the program,” Heath said in a Facebook post following the event.

Homecoming Week will be full of performances for the award-winning band. The drum line was featured in the golf team send off to the state tournament. They will also perform at the pep rally, homecoming parade, football game and halftime coronation of king and queen.

The Marching Minutemen will perform tonight (October 3) at the University High School Band Showcase. They will work with former band members as well as the RLBMS to form the Homecoming Band