10/02/12 After months of hard work and practice, football games, and marching band invitational contests, the   “Pride of Plymouth” marching band competed this past Saturday at the first round of the annual Indiana State School Music Association’s tournament.

After an outstanding performance, the Pride of Plymouth was presented with the Gold Award rating which qualified the band to advance to the Regional competition on October 13th.  “The band has really shown a lot of improvement this year and the work ethic and level of dedication is much stronger this season,” said band director Bryan Ames.  “The upperclassmen have been outstanding leaders and role models for the new members.”

This year’s marching show theme is based on the infamous line from the fairy tale of Snow White.  The show is titled “Mirror, Mirror” and takes the viewer on a journey through the dark side of vanity.   All of the music is from movie soundtracks written by Bernard Herrmann.  The music selections include “Psycho Theme” from the movie Psycho, “Scene D’Amour” (Scene of Love) from the movie Vertigo, and “Death Hunt” from the movie On Dangerous Ground.   Drum majors for this season are seniors Jacob Harley, Jack Garrison and Patrick Gouverneur.

  The band will now advance to the ISSMA Regional competition to be held at Chesterton High School on October 13.  Plymouth will perform at 7:40 p.m. at this event.

This weekend, the Plymouth band will host their annual “Harvest Festival of Bands” marching band invitational in the “Rock Pile” stadium.  Eleven bands will travel to Plymouth on Saturday evening to compete in the event hosted by the Plymouth Music Boosters.  The competition will begin with Class D at 4:30 p.m. and conclude with the award ceremony at 7:10 p.m.   The Pride of Plymouth will perform in exhibition at the end of the event.  Please, come out to support and cheer for the Pride of Plymouth at their home event this weekend.  Tickets for admission to the show are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Good luck to the Pride as they prepare for the ISSMA Regional event.  Ten bands will advance from this event to the ISSMA Semi-State.