THS marching band & field show place at recent competition

Courtesy photo. Members of the Tahoma High School Field Show ensemble.
Courtesy photo. Members of the Tahoma High School Field Show ensemble.

The Tahoma High School Field Show ensemble won third place in the open class division two weeks ago at the Tumwater Field Show Competition. The group took fourth place overall out of 17 competing bands. Each of the two performances (preliminary and finals) included nine judges evaluating different aspects of the show including music, visual, marching, percussion, drum majors and overall effect.

“The band, percussion and color guard members represented our Tahoma community with great pride,” director Matthew Cole said. “We had almost 170 students, 52 parent volunteers involved, four buses with great drivers, three equipment trucks and two support vehicles. We also had support and assistance from Paul Rempfer and Fanny King who both helped with props, TSD transportation, and both school and district administration.”

This year the field show’s theme is “A Narnia Adventure!” Music was arranged specifically for the band by a composer who is also creating music for the “Marvel: Agents of Shield” television series.The show’s drill was designed by a visual technician for the Columbians Drum and Bugle Corps.

The band also performed at the Homecoming halftime and the Puget Sound Festival of Bands in Everett on Oct. 27; the last performance will be at the Auburn Veterans’ Day Field Show Competition on Veterans’ Day weekend.