Niyah McLeod, Chloe Bloomfield, Keanu Barnhill, and Erin Holmes, CFNN Reporters

This weekend, the Marching Colts performed their last show of the season at Scotland County High School. It was an emotional setting, given that it was the last time some of the Colts would march and compete together. With that in mind, the Colts wanted to make it the best run they possibly could, finishing the season off with a bang.

The guard reported to the school at 9:45, and the band reported at 11:30. Everyone went straight into warm-ups and then went outside to practice. The Colts fixed some of the things they needed to improve, and got a lot done during their short practice.  

The Marching Colts arrived at Scotland County High School at 6:15 pm and headed straight into warm up. It was extremely cold, encouraging the guard to attack their equipment more. The energy was high, and everyone was ready to Power On for the last time. 

The Colts took the field at 8:20 p.m for the last time this season. As usual, the crowd went crazy. They had one of their best runs yet. This bittersweet performance left some of our seniors with tears of joy on their faces. 

When it came down to awards, the Colts gathered by the fence to listen for their name. In class 4A, the highest class at the competition, they got first place in Color Guard and Percussion. The Colts placed second in music, general effect, and visual effect. At the end of the night, they placed second in their class and overall.   

From performing in rain, wind, the blazing sun, and freezing temperatures, the Colts have worked hard all season to ensure success. In the end, they finished the season on a strong note, and are already looking forward to what the next fall season has in store for them. 

“From the first power on, to the last power off, I have enjoyed every part of this season and getting closer to everyone around me,” said color guard member Chloe Bloomfield. 

This Saturday, come out to watch the colts march in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Fayetteville.  No awards will be announced, but you’ll get a chance to witness one of the best bands in town!