Band takes home top honors

By Abbi Overfelt

October 25, 2013

LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School Marching Band was awarded top honors at the recent “Battle in the Bear’s Den” competition in Gray’s Creek. Scotland scored a 91 out of a possible 100 and beat out nine other area bands to take home the Overall Grand Champion award.

“We are just so proud of our students and the hard work they put in every week,” said band leader Britton Goodwin. “We had some pretty stiff competition, so to be able to win the Overall Award was really quite an honor and one that I couldn’t be happier for our students to earn.”

Goodwin has been band director at the high school since December of 2011 and this is his second season with the marching Scots.

The marching band has also participated in two other competitions this season, finishing second at both. They will have one more competition this year on Nov. 2 in Loris, SC.

“We have almost one-hundred students in our marching band program,” Goodwin said. “Each week and at each competition, they have improved and grown so we are excited to see how we will place on the 2nd, but no matter how where place, I couldn’t be prouder of these kids.”