Winter Percussion, Emerald Guard place at Tri-State Championships


By Claire DeFrancisci

The Emerald Guard pose with their first place medals. Photo by Andrea Estar.

This past Saturday the Emerald Guard and Winter Percussion both medaled at the Tri-State Championships at Ryle High School in Union, Kentucky. They both competed against teams from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Both of the groups had previously showcased their performances at the pops concert in February for FC students and family.

Winter Percussion placed third with their performance of “Robots vs. Teddy Bears.” Instructor Hank Rothrock first pitched the idea for the theme. The students thought of it as a joke at first, but then they began to to take it seriously and turned it into a show.

“I was really nervous going into it, but when they announced that we got third place I was just ecstatic because then I knew that all of our hard work had paid off. It was a great feeling,” said senior Carmen Schreiber.

The Emerald Guard finished off an undefeated season by winning the gold medal and their first championship.

“The best part of that day was performing for a huge crowd of people who enjoy your show. It’s a great feeling when you walk past someone and they look at you and say ‘I loved your show! It was really good,” said senior Jenna Scharfenberger.

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