The OCHS Percussion (Varsity) Drumline performed their show “Elevate” Saturday, February 24th in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Sport of the Arts Richmond Regional competition at Powhatan High School. WGI is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. WGI Sport of the Arts provides a venue for young people to achieve the extraordinary through performance and competition.
In the preliminary round of the Percussion Scholastic Open Class, which included eight drumlines from Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, OCHS scored 80.75 points, just .65 behind South County High School from Lorton, Virginia.
Orange County had an incredible performance in the final round which merited them a score of 83.35. This placed them in 1st place over South County with a score of 81.7.
Following the preliminary round, OCHS Indoor Drumline Director, Tommy Doss, shared with the drumline members and volunteers (which included members of the JV Drumline and parents, “I thought today was the single greatest team effort I have ever been a part of.”
The next competition will be Saturday, March 10th at Woodgrove High School. This competition is a Atlantic Indoor Association event which includes ensembles from around Virginia.
There will be a free public performance of the OCHS Drumlines and Winterguard Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd in the OCHS Field House. The Thursday event begins at 7:30 and the Friday at 6:30. Friday will also include performances in the OCHS Auditorium by the choirs and bands.