Wando band is awarded first place at regional championship



AJ and Anna Johnston hold the 1st place trophy that was awarded to Wando Band.

Mackenzi NierDuffy, Website Production Team

The Wando High School Marching Band won big on Oct. 13 at the Bands of America South Carolina Regional Championship in Gaffney, SC.

Wando won first overall and the class AAAA title, with a final score of 86.550. The band also won most outstanding music performance and most outstanding visual performance overall. Their show is called ¨By a Thread¨ and draws inspiration from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Dobyns-Bennett High School from Tennessee came in second overall, with a score of 86.100.
The band was named Class AAAA champions as well and won music, visual and general effect categories.

This is the first time the Wando band has won a BOA Regional. Their next competition is Oct. 27 at Powder Springs BOA Regional Championships at McEachern High School.