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Band places third in tourney

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By Special to the Monitor

The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Marching Band placed third in class at the Tournament of Bands in Las Cruces on Oct. 23.
“It was a good performance,” said Band Director Zane Meek, “Probably the best overall performance we’ve had.” He said the band will use rehearsal times this week to improve the music and marching execution.
The band will perform at the Zia Marching Band Festival at the University of New Mexico Saturday. Meek said he looks forward to another strong performance.
The Tournament of Bands contest is divided into classes based on school size, C, B, A and AA, with Class C being the smallest school and AA the largest. The Hilltoppers class, B, had eight bands. The class winner was
Parkland High from El Paso and second place was the El Paso High School band. Clovis High School placed first overall in the contest.
    The ’Topper band’s marching program this year features selections from Aaron Copland, including “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “Appalachian Spring,” and “Hoedown” from “Rodeo.”