TCHS band named grand champion

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Taylor County High School Marching Cardinals competed last Saturday at the Governor's Gold Cup Marching Band Contest in Elizabethtown.

In the preliminary competition, they were awarded best color guard, best percussion and first place in Class AAA.

In finals competition, they were named grand champions and also won best overall percussion, best overall visual performance and best overall musical performance.

There are 66 band members this year. The show is entitled "The Ties that Bind." The band is under the direction of Stephen Bishop with Chelsea Mehegan as field commander.

The band will perform next in exhibition at the Taylor County Marching Invitational on Sept. 22 at Taylor County High School.