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Mustang Classic Hosts Bands From Across The Region

Mustang Classic Band Competition Brings Pride Of The Valley Family Together

LL Willis Stadium at Midland Valley High School played host to marching bands from around the state at the 22nd annual Mustang Classic band competition on September 23rd. Eighteen bands, including all Aiken County bands, and ones from Edgefield and Barnwell counties, competed.

The competition is a point of pride for the Midland Valley band family.

"For me the biggest part is providing the opportunity for the other bands in our area," said Midland Valley band director Kaitlyn Myers Priest.

She said that includes bringing in quality judges and providing people to help move equipment and guide visiting bands.

"Knowing that we're providing that opportunity is a really big deal, and it's a way to represent our school."

Like many sports and activities, marching band isn't just about beating out the others and getting a trophy. Although that's ideal – it's also about family.

Read more about the Mustang Classic, including competition results in this Aiken Standard piece by Lindsey Hodge: click here

Lindsey Hodges