We had our first competition this year last Saturday at Herndon Showcase of Bands. We were the first school to perform at 1:15pm as Class A. We are a very small band with a bit over 30 people. (18 winds, 10 percussion including pit, and 4 color guards, and 2 drum majorettes.) We were competing with 7 other high schools in our class which made it more interesting. Usually we compete with 2-3 other bands. We were a Class AA last year with over 50 people and we were suppose to have over 70 this year but half of them quit. (Mostly freshmens)
I am the trumpet captain in my band. We only have 3 trumpets both are females so that makes me the only guy.
But we produce good, briliant, loud sound for just the 3 of us. Couple years ago in Class A, we were the only band in that division and won all 1st place in each category and Class A division.
We won our first game on Friday and it was a home game too. We always sing on the bus and sometimes you'll need earplugs. hehe.
BTW, this year we are playing "Jesus Christ Superstar", (featuring my trumpet solo at the end of the peice) "Pinball Wizard", (featuring my trumpet solo in the beginning, as well as a trombone and a bass guitur solo a measure after mine) and "Hi-De-Ho."
Good luck to all.