BHS Bobcat marching band places second at Starfest

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BROOKINGS – The Brookings High School Marching Band earned second place out of 16 bands at Starfest, a competition held on the campus of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, recently.

The Bobcats competed in a preliminary competition during the day, scoring an 81.3 from six judges, less than two points away from regional powerhouse Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

The competitive show is an original composition by Josh Talbott called “Numbers.” The Brookings band was the first to perform the show, which tells a story of how numbers influence our daily lives and decisions.

BHS Band Director Ron Stary says the band continues to work hard to improve their show.

“I couldn’t be happier with how this year’s field production has turned out,” Stary said. “It is very entertaining for the audience, but it also challenges our students well beyond what they thought they could do. Now, as the season builds to the most intense competition, they are really starting to see all that hard work pay off.”

The band has two competitions left this season.

This Saturday, Oct. 14, is the Youth in Music competition in US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, followed by the USD Vermillion Quad State competition in the Dakota Dome Oct. 21.

To learn more about how to support the BHS Marching Band, visit the Brookings Band Boosters Facebook page, and stay up to date on their progress at

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