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Indoor Percussion, Winter Guard setting their legacies

Both indoor percussion groups and the varsity winter guard all won first place on March 23. The indoor percussion groups competed at the Jordan HS Contest while the winter guard went to Klein Collins.

Indoor percussion competed at the Jordan HS Contest. JV earned a score of 86.1 placing them first against the three other schools that were there. They have an upcoming competition at Cy-Ranch on April 6, in hopes to earn their spot to state. Here they will perform against eight teams.

“Our performance was definitely one of our best,” JV center marimba and freshman Jackson Gardner said. “Coming off this hype from the win, we are excited for where we are but making sure we are always improving on to improve our scores.”

Varsity percussion earned a score of 90.5, leaping off of their previous score of an 80.2, they placed first against the two other teams in the division and are headed to state on April 13 at the Merrell Center. They are also coming off of a win as they entered a WGI virtual contest where they tied for the highest score of the entire contest. Qualifying them for the WGI Virtual Finals that will be happening this week.

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“I’m proud of all the work everyones put into the program and how much its showed, especially at the latest contest,” senior and timpanist Diego Calderon said. “I’m excited for Championships on the 13, obviously I’ll be proud regardless of the result but winning is fun, and I’d like to keep it that way. Either way, I’ll miss everyone after the season is over.”

The Varsity Guard is in the Scholastic A division and had to compete against 11 other teams in the Area Championships for a spot at state. They earned a score of 82.87, securing their spot as Area Champions for the third year in a row with past years being in different divisions. They head to state championships on April 6th at Reed Arena at 3 p.m., competing against 16 other schools for the title of State Champions. JV Guard secured their spot two weeks ago at the CE King contest and will be joining Varsity at state.

“It’s a mix of emotions with the highs of winning and the sad feeling that come with time, especially during my senior year,” Captain and senior Jacqui Perez said. “I feel really accomplished now that our hard work is paying off.”

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Natalia Martinez, Web Editor
Hey Coogs :) I’m Natalia and this is my third year on staff. I am a Senior and plan to major in Journalism for college. Along with newspaper, I am in the Tomball Cougar Pride Band as a member of the drumline!