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The Pride of Texomaland Marching Band

Overview

The Pride of Texomaland Marching Band is under the direction of Lance Reisetter and Andy Ward. The band currently consists of 65 marching members and an additional 10 students that assist with equipment for a total of 75 students. The band performs at all home and away football games as well as numerous marching contests throughout the year. This competitive group will participate at the ECU “Tigerpalooza” Bron Warren Tournament of Bands in Ada, Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Band Day Extravaganza in Tishomingo, OKlahoma, and the Blue and Gold Marching Classic in Holdenville, Oklahoma. The band will wrap up the competitive season with the OSSAA Regional Marching Contest in McAlester, Oklahoma on October 23rd, 2019.

2019-2020 Contests and Results

ECU “Tigerpalooza” Bron Warren of Bands – Ada, OK

  • 2nd Place Class 3A
  • Outstanding Drum Major Class 3A
  • Bron Warren Award

Chickasaw Band Day Extravaganza – Tishomingo, OK

  • 2nd Place Parade Division 4
  • 2nd Place Field Division 5

Blue and Gold Marching Classic – Holdenville, OK

  • 3rd Place Class 4A Gold
  • Finalist Band
  • 12th Place Overall in Finals Competition

OSSAA Regional Marching Contest – McAlester, OK 

  • Overall rating of “Excellent” or “II” in class 4A

Carter

Carter Moore is a Senior and a Drum Major for the Pride of Texomaland. Carter is active in many school activities such as FCCLA, Show Choir, and the Academic Team. Carter’s main instrument is trumpet, although he has taken on the role of learning French Horn for concert band this year. When asked about being Drum Major, Carter said, “It has been a wonderful opportunity to lead my peers and be able to learn from them and help them learn and grow into better musicians.”

Lilly

Lilly Behymer is a Senior and a Drum Major for the Pride of Texomaland. Lilly was born in Orangepark, Florida and moved to Kingston her sophomore year. Although she has played numerous instruments, her main instrument is trumpet. When asked about being Drum Major, Lilly said, “Being Drum Major has been the best high school experience ever. I love leading my band onto the field and knowing that we’ve put in everything we’ve got.”

Brian

Brian Pierce is a Junior and a Drum Major for the Pride of Texomaland. Brian was born in McAlester, Oklahoma but has lived in Kingston his entire life. Brian’s main instrument is French Horn. When asked about his position as Drum Major, he said, “Becoming a Drum Major has been one of the best experiences of my life, and I’m happy to have the chance to lead people in the right direction.”