Central High School’s Marching Pride Earns 44 Grand Championships in 21 Years

Jan 23 2019

Central High School’s Marching Pride concluded one of the most successful seasons in the history of the program, earning all-Superior Ratings, Class Placement Awards and the Overall Grand Championship at all three (3) of the competitions they attended this season. The first Grand Championship came at the Oconee Classic in Milledgeville and the second Grand Championship was at the Yellow Jacket Classic in Rockmart. The Marching Pride finished the season with the Grand Championship award at the Peach State Marching Contest in Rome, Georgia, with a final score of 97.8 out of a possible 100. Students in the graduating class of 2019 who are Marching Pride members, have gone undefeated during their four (4) years at Central High School.

The Marching Pride has now earned a total of 44 Grand Championship awards in the past 21 years. Director of Bands, Mr. Neil Ruby, stated, “I am so proud of the hard work, commitment, and dedication our students put into everything they do on the field, concert stage, and the classroom. While it is wonderful for them to receive this recognition, the most gratifying award is the entertainment and happiness they bring to our audiences throughout the year. These young people are truly changing lives through their music and I’m honored to be their band director.”

Mr. Bryant Turner, Central High School Band Booster President, added, “The band members, staff, and I are so appreciative of the support we receive from our parents, school, and community. Central High School is a very special place where we are truly one community, one family, and one pride.”