Marching Band

The WCA "Wildcat" Marching Band is in its 7th year of existence and looks to continue building its success. In its first year with full marching band uniforms in the Fall of 2012, the band performed at all home games and competed in the West Alabama Marching Band Festival where it received an overall rating of a 1. In 2013 the band returned to receive two I's and a II.  In 2014, the band entered a more difficult competition in Muscle Shoals and performed well receiving an excellent rating and placing 3rd in their class.

This year, 2015, the marching band competed in two marching contests for the first time. They competed at the JSU Contest of Champions where they received excellent ratings in everything except for drum major which received superior. The band also competed in the Pride of Athens contest where they received superior ratings in drum major, color guard, and band. The band won "Best in Class" for the first time in school history! This is quite an accomplishment for a very young band. This was the marching band's most successful season to date but we expect many more great years!

        The band is currently made up of 7th through 12th grade instrumentalists. Beginning with the 2016 season we are planning to use only 8th-12th grade students in the  This year the number of instrumentalists doubled from the 2014 season! We have an outstanding, patient group of seniors leading a large group of rookies who worked extremely hard.  These seniors are the last class which has been a part of the marching program since it was first put on the field. The band rehearses during school during band class and also before school at 7am Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. The band is also made up of its color guard which is made up of girls 8th through 12th grade. The band performs at pep rallies, all home football games on Friday nights, one local away game, and travels for two competitions on a Saturday in late October.

WCA Wildcat Marching Band Presents for 2015

"The Music of Styx"

Part I (Opener) - "Grand Illusion" and "Renegade"
Part II (Ballad) - "The Best of Times" and "Too Much Time on My Hands"
Part III (Closer) - "Come Sail Away"

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