(FOX Carolina) - Four Upstate high school marching bands have marked time and kept the rhythm right. On Saturday, their shows were rewarded with wins at the state level.
The following bands marched off the field at the South Carolina Band Director's Association state championship with wins:
- The Ninety-Six Wildcat Marching Band is the 1A State Champion
- The Pride of Pendleton Marching Band is the 2A State Champion
- The Pickens Marching Band is the 3A State Champion
- The Easley High School Band is the 4A State Champion
Chris Moss, band director for the Pride of Pendleton, says the win for his students is an example of their dedication to music.
"At Pendleton, we strive to give every student the opportunity to explore music and to express themselves. Our marching band not only teaches music and music performance, but also gives students the opportunity to work together as a team to compete on a local, state, and national level," said Moss. "This year's state championship marching band exemplifies musicianship, teamwork, and student leadership. We're so proud to represent our school and community and show what hard working music students can accomplish!"
On November 3, high school bands from 5A schools will compete at Irmo High School for the state championship.