Feel the music!

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saturday’s picture-perfect fall weather provided a perfect backdrop to an outstanding A-Town Invitational.

More than 20 bands – including those from Red Level, Florala and Opp high schools – took to the field to show off their halftime performances in the hopes of winning top spots in the annual band competition hosted by Andalusia High School band.

Drew Griff strikes a pose and dances to the music of the bands Saturday

In 1-A competition, Red Level and Florala each gave outstanding performances.

RLS band director Jack Hall said his band brought home the best score possible – straight “1s” – in every category. His band also earned “best in class” in the majorette, drum line and overall band competition categories.

Florala band director Terry Spader said the band’s drum major, majorettes, color guards and drum line, all scored “superior” during the competition, while their color guards earned “best in class.”

In the other competition, Opp High School wowed the crowd with their summertime medley that even included a performance by future majorettes. Band director Randy Hughey said Opp scored an all superior rating, while the majorettes brought home a “best in class” win.

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