Accomplishments

PHS-Dragon-red-smThe Dragon Band is an active part of the Pepperell community including Lindale, Silver Creek, Aragon, and Rome.  Band members participate in all facets of campus life, and represent our school and community with pride through performance and service.  The PHS Band has consistently received Superior ratings at concert and marching festivals throughout the Southeast.  Our students actively participate in GMEA honor bands, All-State band, Governor’s Honors, regional honor bands, and Floyd county events.

Recent Accomplishments

2016 GMEA District 7 LGPE
Excellent rating on stage performing a level 3/4 program.

2015 Peach State Competition
All superior ratings for all captions in Class AA. Best in class Drum Major and 3rd place band overall Class AA.

2015 Rockmart Classic
Excellent ratings for Band & Drum Major and Superior ratings for Color Guard & Percussion in Class AA.

2015 Armuchee Invitational
Superior ratings in all categories including band, drum major, color guard and percussion in Class AA. Drum Major and Percussion received 1st place overall ranking in Class AA. Band and Color Guard received 2nd place ranking overall in Class AA.

2015 GMEA District 7 LGPE
Superior rating on stage performing a level 4 program.

2014 Georgia Invitational Marching Championship
Class A Champions. All superior ratings in Class 1A. First place color guard in Class 1A. Second place drum major and percussion in Class 1A.

2014 Golden River Marching Festival
Class A Champions. All superior ratings in Class 1A. Second place color guard, drum major and percussion in Class 1A.

2014 Armuchee Invitational
Superior ratings in all categories including band, drum major, color guard and percussion. Overall 2nd place ranking in Class 1A.

2014 GMEA District 7 LGPE
Superior rating on stage and in sight reading performing a level 5 program.

2013 Peach State Competition
AA Champions and Dr. David L. Walters Grand Championship trophy for the highest band score from the combined A-AA classes (4th year in a row), all superior ratings for all captions, best in class honors and highest score in the division for percussion

2013 Golden River Festival
AA Champions and Sweepstakes 1st Runner-Up for the Silver Division.  All superior ratings, best in class band, percussion and color guard.  Fourth place percussion and third place color guard in division out of 22 bands.

2013 Armuchee Invitational
AAA Champions and Grand Champion Band for the highest band score of the day.  Superior ratings for color guard and percussion, and second in class percussion (3rd place of the day) out of 10 bands in competition

2013 Southern Star Festival in Panama City Beach, FL
Symphonic Band received all Gold ratings (90 and up) from the panel

2013 GMEA LGPE
All Superior ratings on stage and in sight reading performing a level 5 program.  All A’s from every judge!

2012 Peach State Competition
AA Champions and Dr. David L. Walters Grand Championship trophy for the highest band score from the combined A-AA classes (3rd year in a row), all superior ratings for all captions, best in class honors and highest score in the division for percussion, and best in class drum major

2012 Hoover Invitational
Class A Champions,  superior ratings for drum major, color guard and band, best in class drum major and 2nd in class color guard out of 9 competing bands in class A.  Hoover does not compare scores between classes, each class is treated like a separate contest

2012 Armuchee Invitational
Open Class and contest runner-up.  All superior ratings for drum major, color guard, percussion and band, and 2nd highest band score of the day out of 21.  2nd in class drum major, 3rd in class color guard, and 3rd overall percussion score on the day

2012 GMEA LGPE
All Superior ratings on stage and in sight reading performing a level 5 program

2011 Peach State Competition
AA Champions and Dr. David L. Walters Grand Championship trophy for the highest band score from the combined A-AA classes out of 16 bands, all superior ratings for all captions, best in class honors and highest score in the division for percussion and drum major, and congratulations to Candice Rittenhouse for also earning the top drum major score of the day

2011 Armuchee Invitational
AAA Champions, all superior ratings for band, drum major, percussion and guard with all scores in the 90’s, top drum major of the day, 2nd in class and 3rd overall percussion, 3rd in class color guard and 2nd place overall band

2011 Georgia Marble Competition
AA Champions, superior ratings for band, percussion and drum major, 2nd place band and percussion in Silver Division

2011 Fiesta-val Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge
1st place Wind Ensemble with superior ratings in concert and jazz performances

2011 GMEA LGPE
All Superior ratings on stage and in sight reading performing a level 5 program

2010 Peach State Competition
AA Champions and the Dr. David L. Walters Grand Championship trophy, Don Everett Outstanding Music Award for the highest music score of the day regardless of class, Outstanding Band award for all superior ratings, best in division drum major and 2nd in division percussion.  Highest band score of the day regardless of class with 17 bands in competition

2010 Armuchee Invitational
AA Champions, superior ratings in all captions, best in class drum major and percussion, best overall drum major, 3rd overall percussion, and 2nd place band overall

2010 JSU Contest of Champions
AA Champions, superior ratings in all captions in prelims and finals, best in class drum major and percussion, 2nd overall drum major

2010 Disney Magic Music Days Parade participant, Orlando, FL

2010 GMEA LGPE
All Superior ratings on stage and in sight reading performing a level 5/6 program

2009 Georgia Invitational
AA Champions, Superior ratings for Drum Major, Color Guard, and Percussion, best in class percussion, 3rd in class drum major and colorguard

2009 Golden River Marching Festival
AAA and Lower Division runner-up with 18 bands in division, Superior ratings for band, drum major, and percussion and 3rd in class percussion honors

2008 Central-Carroll
AA Champions, Superior ratings for Color Guard and Drum Major, Best in Class Color Guard and Percussion

2008 Rockmart Classic
AA Champions, Superior ratings for Percussion and Drum Major, Grand Champion Drum Major, 2nd Overall Percussion, and 2nd Overall Band

2008 Armuchee Invitational
Grand Champions, high Drum Major, Colorguard and Percussion in competition, all Superior ratings in festival and competition

2007 Sprayberry Invitational
AA runner-up and Gold Division 2nd place band, all Superior ratings for band, drum major, percussion and colorguard, 2nd place colorguard in class and Gold Division runner-up

2007 Valhalla Classic
AAA third place band, Superior band and drum major and high music in class

2007 Bands of America Atlanta Super Regional
Participant, Division II rating

2006 Jacksonville State University Southern Classic
John T. Finley Music Award for the highest music score of the contest, 2nd place band overall competing in class AAAA

2006 Golden River Marching Band
AAA Champions, Lower Division Grand Champions

2006 Bands of America Atlanta Super Regional
Participant, Division II rating

2006 Fiesta-val Virginia Beach-Williamsburg
Grand Champions

2005 McEachern Invitational
Grand Champions, Best in class Drum Major, best overall percussion, second in class Colorguard, all Superior ratings

2005 Rockmart Classic
Grand Champions, best in class Drum Major, all Superior ratings in Open class competition

2005 JSU Southern Classic
AAA Champions, Best in Class Drum Major, all Superior ratings, 3rd place Overall Band out of 19 bands (7 in class AAAA)

2005 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chicago, Illinois

2004 Golden River Marching Festival
AAA Champions, Lower Division Grand Champions (17 bands), Grand Champion Drum Major, 2nd place Sweepstakes Colorguard

2004 Super Bowl of Sound
AAA Champions, High Music, Visual, and General Effect scores in class, 2nd in class Colorguard (4th overall)

2004 Greater Atlanta
Silver Division runner-up, High Visual scores overall

2004 Disney Magic Music Days Parade participant, Orlando, FL

2003 Trion Mt. Vernon Mills Invitational 
Grand Champions, Don Everett Award for highest music score, Linda Locklear Award for Best Overall Colorguard

2003 Peach State
AAA Champions, Outstanding Band award for all Superior ratings, 3rd place overall band

2003 JSU Southern Classic
AA Champions, 2nd place overall band

2003 National Cherry Blossom Parade Washington, D.C.

2002 Clinic Band, Southeastern U.S. Concert Band Clinic Troy University

2002 Fiestaval Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Grand Champions

2001 Musical Adventures Festival, Orlando, FL
Grand Champions

2000 UTC Tri-State Marching Band Championships
Georgia Champions