Sunday, September 23, 2007

Oilers win at Atwood, in third statewide!

The Mount Pleasant Oiler Marching Band put on traditional band uniforms for the first time in three years, went to the Flushing Invitational at Atwood Stadium in Flint, and came back with a first-place trophy!

"Socially Numb," based on the music of Pink Floyd, still has some rough spots, of course. This was its first competitive performance. But the 50.2 the Oilers scored still was higher than the band earned last year with "Elemental Led" at the same event.
Other bands in the Michigan Competing Bands Association Flight III competed in two other competitions -- last weekend at Novi and this weekend at Brownstown. Defending state champion Ferndale is in first, with always-tight Dearborn Crestwood in second. The Oilers are third. The top 10 bands in the Flight earn a trip to Ford Field in November for the state finals.
The images are from the Oilers' home football game Friday against Saginaw Heritage. The football team, which entertains before and after halftime, is 5 and 0, ranked seventh in the state and the only undefeated team in the Saginaw Valley League.
Here are the Marching Band standings after this weekend:
Place Band Points Above Bubble
1 Ferndale 58.85 15.8
2 Crestwood 53.6 10.55
3 Mount Pleasant 50.2 7.15
4 Linden 49.95 6.9
5 Trenton 49.55 6.5
6 Chelsea 48.9 5.85
7 SCS Lake Shore 48.1 5.05
8 GibraltarCarlson 46.95 3.9
9 SCS South Lake 43.2 0.15
10 SCS Lakeview 43.05 0

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