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Percussion claims world title in Ohio

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The Winter Percussion Group Accepting/ Taking a picture of there accomplishment of receiving 1st place at an International Competition.

The Winter Percussion Group Accepting/ Taking a picture of there accomplishment of receiving 1st place at an International Competition.

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Curtsy of Tomball Winter Percussion

The Winter Percussion Group Accepting/ Taking a picture of there accomplishment of receiving 1st place at an International Competition.

Tristin Brandt, Staff Writer

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Tomball Winter Percussion for the past 4 years has been on top of the TCGC circuit (Texas Color Guard Circuit). Coming in 1st place every year since the start in beginning 2014. This year the Percussion section set their eyes on a bigger goal. WGI (Winter Guard International)

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One of the first rehearsals back in November.

The Percussion section started rehearsing back in November. Going over warm up routines and just starting the process of learning the first notes to the new piece for the 2017 season. Preparing for the big goal at the end of the season.

 

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Winter Percussion winning 1st place at State Competition

The Winter Percussion group as well as the Tomball Junior High Winter Percussion group each won 1st place in the State Competition. After the 4th time winning in the State Competition, the High School Group began putting full attention to WGI in Dayton, Ohio.

 

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Rehearsing in a parking lot gearing up for the 1st round of WGI

Once in Dayton the game is on. Rehearsing as much as possible, but still having fun along the way. The Percussion section is rehearsing for the preliminaries hoping to come out on top.

“We weren’t expecting to win but being hopeful about it,” Zak Foreman said.

 

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All the students in the lot before practicing for a performance.

After an amzing performance (earning a score of 93.9) for the 1st round, the Tomball Winter Percussion Group headed to the finals round.

 

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The Winter Percussion Group Accepting/ Taking a picture of there accomplishment of receiving 1st place at an International Competition.

Now the results are in, and Tomball High School Winter Percussion is a WGI (aka World) Champion with a score of 95.4. 

“It felt surreal to win,” Georgia Dowdy said. “It still feels like it hasn’t happened yet. I look back at pictures and can’t believe we’ve come so far in the four years since the ensemble started.”  “When we first started, none of us even knew scales very well. Now we are world champions. It’s hard to track improvement. But I look back now on how we play compared to what we did then, and I think, ‘Whoa! That’s crazy!”

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