TCHS band awarded first place

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Taylor County High School marching band traveled to Louisville on Saturday, Sept. 29, and competed against 16 other bands at the Bruin Invitational at Ballard High School.

In the preliminary competition, Taylor County was awarded first place in Class AAA. The top 10 bands among competed again in the finals, where the TCHS band placed third.

The contest was sanctioned by the Mid-States Band Association and qualified Taylor County to compete in the MSBA Championships on Nov. 3 in Kings Mill, Ohio.

The band is under the direction of Stephen Bishop with Chelsea Mehegan as drum major. This year's show is entitled "The Ties That Bind." The band will next perform on Oct. 13 at Barren County.