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HHS band ranks superior


Hays High School received an overall superior (I rating) at Monday's annual Marching Band Festival at Fort Hays State University's Lewis Field Stadium.

The Indian marching band received superiors in five categories -- music I, music II, marching and maneuvers, general effect and auxiliary -- and an excellent (II rating) in percussion, which averaged out to an overall I, or superior, rating.

That bettered the Indians' performance at the Western Athletic Conference in Garden City the week before. Hays High received an overall II rating at WAC, where it received a II in marching and maneuvers and general effect and a I in music, along with critiques in percussion and auxiliary.