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2017 Program

The 2017 Union High School Marching Band presents:

THIS BITTER EARTH
Five Ritual Celebrations in the Future, in the Past

Featuring 
Requiem: Dies Irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Serenade Schizphrana: Quadruped Patrol by Danny Elfman
This Bitter Earth by Clyde Otis
On the Nature of Daylight by Max Richter
Mombasa by Hans Zimmer
Todo Tiende by Ojos de Brujo

Directors
Lead: Charles Pisarra & Danny Cole
Assistants: Chelsea Arenas, Adam Bruce, Mary Ann French, Adrian Gomez, Mary Lollis, Amy Mayes, and Trey Pritner.
Program Supervision: Matt McCready
Technical Assistance by Justin Arenas, Luke Bland, Abby Bruce, Carmen Creel, Joe Falvey, Ashley McAlister, Will McAlister, Madison McCandless, Josh Menken, Alex Miller, Ben Miner, Daniel Royer, Zac Simons, Travis Smith, Emily Strother, Luis Tecocoatzi, & Mattew Tilus. 

Design
Program Coordination by Jon Vanderkolff
Musical Arrangements by Wayne Downey, Adam Bruce, & Lee Allman
Visual Design by Jon Vanderkolff, Jim Moore, Michael Raiford, Michael James, & Chelsea Arenas.
Electronic Sound Design by Vince Oliver & Aaron Beck.

Consultation
Movement: Jarrod Huntley
Percussion: Joe Roach
Percussion Design: Tom Rarick
Audio: Aaron Beck

Student Leadership
Drum Majors: Joseph Liu, Erendira Salvador, Peter Nunan, & Haley Riggins.


Performance Appearances:
8/26/17 - Union H.S Varsity vs. Broken Arrow (BAHA Stadium)
9/1/17 - Union H.S Varsity vs. Euless Trinity (Union Tuttle Stadium)
9/7/17 - Union H.S Varsity vs. Jenks  (TU Chapman Stadium)
9/29/17 - Union H.S Varsity vs. Owasso (Union Tuttle Stadium)
9/30/17 - Owasso Marching Invitational (OHS Stadium)
10/13/17 - Union H.S Varsity vs. Norman North (Union Tuttle Stadium)
10/14/17 - 35th Annual Renegade Review Championship (Union Tuttle Stadium)
10/19/17 - Union H.S Varsity vs. Southmoore (Union Tuttle Stadium)
10/21/17 - Bands of America Indianapolis SuperRegional Championship (Lucas Oil Stadium)
10/25/17 - OSSAA 6A State Marching Contest (BAHS Stadium)
10/28/17 - OBA 6A State Marching Championship (BAHS Stadium)
11/3/17 - Union H.S Varsity vs. Mustang (Union Tuttle Stadium)
11/6/17 - Nationals Send-Off Performance (Union Tuttle Stadium)  
11/9-11/17 - Bands of America Grand National Championship (Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium)

2017 COMPETITION RESULTS

OWASSO MARCHING INVITATIONAL
Owasso, OK
September 30, 2017

Prelims
Class AAAA Champion
Score: 84.4

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance
Outstanding Visual Performance
Outstanding General Effect
Outstanding Percussion

Finals
Grand Champion
Score: 84.25

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance
Outstanding Visual Performance
Outstanding General Effect

BOA INDIANAPOLIS SUPER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Indianapolis, MO
October 21, 2017

Prelims Score 85.3
Finals Score 87.025
4th Place in Finals

OSSAA STATE CONTEST
Tahlequah, OK
October 25, 2017

Ratings: Straight Superior

OBA STATE MARCHING CHAMPIONSHIP
Broken Arrow, OK
October 28, 2017

Prelims score 88.15
Class 6A-1 2nd place
Finals score 91.00
2nd place 

BOA GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Indianapolis, IN
November 9-11, 2017

Prelims Score 89.1
Division I rating
Semifinals Score 89.85
Finals Score 91.025
10th Place Finalist

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