Saturday, March 23, 2013

Olympic High band members to compete at state level

Members of the Olympic High School Trojan Marching Band are gearing up to compete in the Carolina Indoor Performance Association championships April 6 and 7 at Western Carolina University.

The Winterguard and indoor percussion groups are competing, and James Smallwood, the band director, said in a release that Olympic has been the only Charlotte-Mecklenburg school since 2007 to have those two successful programs.

"Students learn leadership, team building and time management skills making them not only good students at OHS, but also increasing the likelihood for success in college and beyond," he wrote.

The groups have been practicing every Monday, and the public is invited to listen to them perform from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 25 at Olympic.


Anonymous said...

As a teacher at Olympic I can these are great kids in this program and will represent Olympic in the best manner possible. All too often news from schools is bad, this is great news and I wish the Trojan Bands well!

Anonymous said...

Go Trojans.

Mike McFadden said...

I was a proud member of the Olympic High School Marching Band in the 80's and I am proud to hear that the tradition of music continues on today at Olympic. Great job Trojans!!! Good luck at WCU!!!