Tennessee school wins Northeast band competition

By NEMS Daily Journal

BOONEVILLE – Brighton High School from Tennessee was named Grand Champion on Saturday at Northeast Mississippi Community College’s annual Dixie Marching Band Championship.
“This was a great night for Northeast,” said Northeast Director of Bands Bryan Mitchell. “All the directors and students loved it. I can’t wait for next year.”
Brighton was also named Sweepstakes Winner for class 4A, 5A and 6A at the competition, which featured 18 bands from three states. Ripley High School was the Sweepstakes Winner for classes 2A and 3A.
Baldwyn High School took home first place honors in class 2A, while Ripley High School won class 3A. Booneville High School earned second place in class 3A with Aberdeen placing third.
Shannon High School came in second place in class 4A, and North Pontotoc finished third.
First place honors in class 5A went to Oxford High School. Saltillo High School garnered second place, and West Point High School claimed the third place trophy.
In class 6A, Tupelo High School finished second.

Other awards are listed below by category.

Best Drum Major
2A Baldwyn HS

3A Booneville HS

4A Athens HS (Athens, Ala.)

5A Oxford HS

6A Brighton HS (Brighton, Tenn.)

Best Guard
2A Baldwyn HS

3A Booneville HS

4A Athens HS (Athens, Ala.)

5A Oxford HS

6A Tupelo HS

Best Percussion
2A Baldwyn HS

3A Booneville HS

4A Athens HS (Athens, Ala.)

5A Oxford HS

6A Tupelo HS

Best Majorette Line
3A Alcorn Central HS

4A Athens HS (Athens, Ala.)

Best Dance/Drill Team
3A Alcorn Central HS

4A Shannon HS

5A West Point HS

Overall Outstanding Soloist
Athens High School (Athens, Ala.)

Overall Best Dance/Drill Team
Shannon High School

Overall Best Majorettes
Athens High School (Athens, Ala.)

Overall Best Drum Major
Athens High School (Athens, Ala.)

Overall Best Guard
Booneville High School

Overall Best Percussion
Oxford High School