In the morning of Sept. 28, the band competed at the Kenowa Hills Knight Time Classic, and was awarded first place in Class B with a score of 90.8 and caption awards for best music, marching and colorguard.
In the evening, the band competed at the Grand Haven Invitational, and was awarded first place in Class B with a score of 86.2 and caption awards for best music, marching, color guard and percussion. The band also was named Grand Champion at the Grand Haven Invitational for having the highest score of all the bands that performed, regardless of classification.
This year’s Spring Lake marching band has 115 members. Their show theme is titled “Santana,” featuring the music of Carlos Santana and his band.
The band has several more performances this year, including the Grandville Invitational on Oct. 12, the East Kentwood Invitational on Oct. 19, and home football games on Oct. 4 and 18.
“The students are thrilled,” said Mike Truszkowski, director of bands at Spring Lake. “Mark Grevengoed and I are very proud of them for their hard work and dedication. I’d like to also thank our parents for the tremendous support at both events.”