NEBRASKA CITY – If they’ve done it once, they’ve done it again.
Blair High School Marching Band left Nebraska City’s Applejack Parade Sept. 22 with another first-place trophy for Class AB.
Cora Halverson traveled from Missouri Valley, Iowa, to see her grandson, senior Dalton Stoner, play the drum in the Blair band.
“They have over 100 kids in the marching band. It’s a wonderful program. It starts in the elementary school. They have such a good reputation for being a good band that kids want to join it,” Halverson said.
Blair wasn’t the only high school that went away with a first-place trophy.
Syracuse High School Band won first place in the CD division and Gretna Aspen Creek Middle School Band took first in the middle school competition. Otte Blair Middle School Band was in second place and Lourdes Central Middle School took third place.
Other bands competing in the 2018 Applejack band competition are Nebraska City Middle School, Fremont Middle School, Pius X Catholic High School, Johnson County Central Band, Conestoga Cougar Band and Elmwood-Murdock Band.