In The News: ET Percussion Team Snags First Place

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Five local musicians banged their drums with excitement when the gold medal was placed around their necks as First Place Champions in the Division III Drum Corp International World Championship on Aug. 11 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Band Directors Michael Carter from Seymour High School and Anthony Terry from Pigeon Forge High School directed the group, which included, from Seymour, Jordan Pitner and Albert Still, contra; Fallon Whaley, melaphone; and Zac Riblett; unfonium; and from Pigeon Forge, David Scoonover, bass drum. David is a student of Mr. Terry. David is also instructed by Josh Purvis, percussion director at Pigeon Forge High School.

The Sevier County musicians were selected for their musical excellence to join Memphis Sound, a drum and bugle corps directed by Andre Feagin. The group left Sevier County on June 3 and traveled more than 10,000 miles across the nation this summer representing Tennessee in competitions throughout the country, and performed to audiences in excess of 250,000 fans.

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Posted by on Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under DCI World.