Although Stone and Barnes are directors and creative minds behind the show, it truly takes a village to ensure success. Debbie Hale also assists the band weekly and an unmeasurable amount of parents volunteer their time to the staff and students.
This year is the biggest band in recent years with 120 students on the field, 44 of which are first-year marchers. Even with such a drastic number of marchers and families the Bourbon County Band holds to its tradition of success. At the Lafayette Invitation, the band places 3rd. In Oxford, OH at a Band of American Regional the band won their class and ranked 12th overall after a 7:45AM performance time. The band traveled to Morehead State University for the Blue and Gold Championship of bands and was Reserve Grand Champion. The following week at the Madison Central Tournament of Bands, the band was Grand Champion. This weekend the band will compete in the KMEA Regional Quarterfinal Competition at Bourbon County and hopes to advance to State Semifinals at Boyle County and on to defend our Class AAA State Championship title at Kroger Field on October 27th. In November, the band will return to the BOA Grand National Championships in hopes of competing for a Class A National Championship. We are very proud of our band and all of those who play a hand in our success.