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— By JORDAN SAMS and

PATRIC FLANNIGAN

Special to the Camden News

The success for the Camden Fairview High School band required seriousness, lots of practice, and humbleness. While most students were enjoying a weekend break, the Camden Fairview High School band was spending most of its Saturday in Warren at a contest in Monticello. The band then followed that up by scoring all Division 1 rankings at the Region III Marching Contest in Warren on Tuesday.

In band terms, a score of 1 means superior performance. To score all 1’s means the band scored superior in marching, color-guard, pit and overall.

The Camden Fairview Band Staff consist of Band Director Brandon Huey and Assistant Band Directors Andrew Steck and Elizabeth Blevins. Huey and Steck explained that the purpose of Saturday’s contest was to showcase the bands talent and get feedback for the Region III Contest. The band has been practicing 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and also held summer band camp at 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. everyday in the last three weeks of July, and being consistent. Another key to their success is that everyone treats one another equal and holds each other accountable. This all paid off for the band as it came out victorious and are now pursuing the next step to receiving an Arkansas Sweepstakes Award in the Spring.

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