Sheldon Band Takes Marching Honors Saturday

Sheldon Band 2013-14Sheldon, Iowa — It was a day of not one marching band competition, but two for the Sheldon High School Marching Band, and they took high honors in both. Band Director Cliff St. Clair says that not only was it the State Marching Band Festival on Saturday (October 12th), there was also a contest in Orange City.

St. Clair tells us about the first event of the day.

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He says that in the state festival, bands are given a rating, but are not placed against each other. He says the Sheldon Band got a “Division 1”.

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After the honors on their home field, the Sheldon Marching Band picked up all their instruments and equipment and headed to Orange City for the Dutchmen Field Championships. Mr. St. Clair says the Orab Band did very well there too and placed first in their class.

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He says there were seven bands in their class, but they have a friendly rivalry going with Sibley-Ocheyedan.

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Mr. St. Clair says in fact, Sibley-Ocheyedan usually edges Sheldon out to second or third, but this year Sheldon came out on top. He said it was a “good milestone”.

Sheldon also took the 2A Gaurd Award and had the best 2A Field Conductor.

Caption Awards for the Dutchmen Field Championships from Saturday, October 12:


Class 1A

Percussion Award – Parkston
Guard Award – Gehlen
Hornline Award – Gehlen
Field Conductor – Gehlen
Pizza Ranch Triple S Award – Gehlen

Class 2A
Percussion Award – Luverne
Guard Award – Sheldon
Hornline Award – Lenox
Field Conductor – Sheldon
Pizza Ranch Triple S Award – Sibley

Class 3A
Percussion Award – Madison
Guard Award – Mitchell
Hornline Award – Mitchell
Field Conductor – Mitchell
Pizza Ranch Triple S Award – Mitchell

Class 4A
Percussion Award – Burke
Guard Award – Burke
Hornline Award – Roosevelt
Field Conductor – Brookings
Pizza Ranch Triple S Award – Brookings



Class  Place  Band  Score


1A 1 LeMars Gehlen, IA 58.2
1A 2 Parkston, SD 57.2
1A 3 McCook Central, SD 55.4
1A 4 Woodbury Central, IA 54.0

2A 1 Sheldon, IA 72.1
2A 2 Sibley-Ocheyedan, IA 70.9
2A 3 Lennox, SD 69.5
2A 4 Luverne, MN 66.0
2A 5 West Central, SD 63.0
2A 6 West Lyon, IA 60.3
2A 7 Sioux Center, IA 53.4

3A 1 Mitchell, SD 71.4
3A 2 Madison,SD 66.4
3A 3 LeMars, IA 65.9
3A 4 Spirit Lake, IA 64.4

4A 1 Sioux Falls Roosevelt, SD 83.2
4A 2 Omaha Burke, NE 81.5
4A 3 Brandon Valley, SD 79.8
4A 4 Brookings, SD 79.4
4A 5 Sioux City East, IA 75.7
4A 6 Millard South, NE 75.0
4A 7 Sioux City North, IA 71.1
4A 8 Columbus, NE 70.7
4A 9 Yankton, SD 69.8


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