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11/7/2022 5:11:00 PM
Lincoln County Schools Recognizes Their Band Programs
Proud Of The Accomplishments And Dedication
(Below Top - Bottom): Lincolnton High School, West Lincoln High School, East Lincoln High School, North Lincoln High School
(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Schools)

(Below Top - Bottom): Lincolnton High School, West Lincoln High School, East Lincoln High School, North Lincoln High School

(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Schools)

Lincoln County Schools
Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - Lincoln County Schools is proud of the accomplishments and dedication of the band programs at each of our four high schools.

William Fisher, Lincolnton High School Director of Bands, said, “The Lincolnton High School Band aims to provide a comprehensive and superior musical experience for the students at Lincolnton High School through our core values of Musicianship, Discipline, Respect, and Joy. The Lincolnton High School Band offers several ensembles to students of the program such as the Symphonic Band, the Concert Band, the Wolfpack Marching Band, the LHS Jazz Ensemble, an indoor drumline, and plans to launch a winter guard this November. Each ensemble performs regionally in addition to local responsibilities.”

This year the Lincolnton High School Band has experienced great success. On October 10th, the Symphonic Band and Concert Band presented a joint fall concert with LHS Choral Program that received rave reviews from the community. Additionally, on October 8th, the Wolfpack Marching Band placed 2nd in Marching, 1st in Drum Major, 1st in Color guard, 1st in General Effect, 1st in Music, and 1st Overall in Class 1A at the East Lincoln Carolina Classic. The Wolfpack Marching Band competed on October 22nd and 29th at Porter Ridge High School, and East Burke High School. Lastly, the Wolfpack Band received an invitation to perform with the Spirit of LR Marching Band on October 29th at a Lenoir-Rhyne University football game.

West Lincoln High Rebel Regiment is led by Jacob Brittain, a Burns High School Graduate, who has been the Director of Bands at WLHS for the past three years.

The Rebel Regiment has competed in four competitions, placing first in several categories at most of the events. At the Mount Pleasant Showcase of Champions on September 24th, the Regiment placed first place music in Class 2A and also won the Matthew Edenburn Espirit De Corps Award. On October 8th at East Lincoln High School’s Carolina Classic, the band scored first place Drum Major, and 2nd place overall in Class 2A. At the Freedom Classic Tournament of Bands, the band earned first place honors in Class 4A in the following categories: Percussion, Drum Major, and Overall with a superior rating. In addition, they placed third overall in classes 1A through 7A out of 22 competing bands. On October 22nd, the band earned first place in Colorguard, Music, and overall first place in Class 2A with a superior rating, as well as 1A/2A Grand Champion. Additionally, the Color Guard placed second overall and the band placed third overall out of 24 competing bands in classes 1A through 5A. The final competition of the season was held October 29th at Fred T. Foard High School, where they competed in class 3A.

Dustin Wallace has led the East Lincoln Band program since the fall of 2021. The East Lincoln Band has a long history of success both on stage and on the marching field. In the Spring of 2022, the band made straight superior ratings at MPA (Music Performance Assessment), this is the highest rating you can receive. This school year the marching band competed in many competitions around the state. The band won Grand Champion at the Mt. Pleasant Festival of Bands on September 24th. On October15th the band competed at Western Carolina University for the tournament of champions where the band placed 4th out of 16 bands from all over North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. At WCU the band also won the North Carolina Roll of Honor for the highest-scoring band in the state of North Carolina.

The Band of Knights from North Lincoln High School, led by Matt Minick have had an outstanding fall. Their first competition was September 24th at Hickory RIdge High School; the band placed 2nd in class, 2nd in general effect and 1st place in visual performance and Color guard. After hurricane Ian came through the band traveled to the Bands of America Regional in Johnson City, Tennessee. The band placed 16th out of 20 bands from all over the United States including Oklahoma, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, Arkansas and North Carolina. Then it was off to the Providence Cup at Providence High School in Charlotte. The band had their best performance to date and placed 2nd in visual performance, 1st in Music performance, General Effect and 1st place band in class 3A. The band was named Grand Champion of Class 1-2-3A. Their final competition was October 29th at JM Robinson.

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