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Williams Field Black Hawk Regiment wins Division II State Marching Band Championship Trophy

Williams Field Black Hawk Regiment wins Division II State Marching Band Championship Trophy
 
The Williams Field Black Hawk Regiment won the Div. II State Marching Band Championship trophy on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Out of 38 high school marching bands in Division II of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association, 27 qualified for and participated in the State Marching Festival on Nov. 5th. From there, the top 10 qualified for the ABODA State Championships, held Nov. 12th at Glendale Community College.

The 80 member band is under the director of Bob Edgar and Stacey Rivera. The storyline of this year’s performance follows the Oscar Wilde Fairy Tale, “The Nightingale and the Rose.”

Leading up to the state championship, students reflected on the excitement of the season.

“It’s been really, really exciting. When I came my freshman year, they had just won state the year before,” said junior Morgan Wolf, who plays the flute. “We’ve had a lot of freshmen come in this year, so it’s been exciting to see them all come out and they’re working so hard.”

The band had the highest scores all season, said junior Stuart Delaney, who plays the marimba.

“Just being in a place where we could win state, having the highest score of all the marching bands right now, is exciting,” he said.

“The students have done an outstanding job this season. Starting back in May with auditions and continuing to now, this group has been amazing! They have set the bar very high!” said Stacey Rivera.
 

 
Fox10’s Cory McCluskey visited Williams Field following the band’s championship win to highlight the program on a morning news segment
 
Fox10’s Cory McCluskey visited Williams Field following the band’s championship win to highlight the program on a morning news segment. The Black Hawk Regiment was featured live several times during the show.
 
Link to download video for Williams Field High School band



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