On Saturday November 10th, the Bourbon County High School Marching Colonels entered the tunnel at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with a few goals in mind: wake the judges up, have the performance of a lifetime
and butter their bread!
The Bands of America Grand National Championships are no easy feat for a small school like Bourbon. The band began competition on Thursday with an 8:30 AM performance time. For the band, that meant waking up at 5 to get to the stadium on time. After returning to school and then making the trek back to Indianapolis on Friday evening, the band learned that they were one of the two Kentucky bands selected to perform again on Saturday. This performance time came with a much earlier wake up call, 2:45 AM for their 6:30 AM performance time.
This year’s program was entitled “Paradise Lost.” The production told the story of a young captain set out to sea in search of more from life. This year was the biggest band in recent years with 120 students on the field, 42 of which are first-year marchers. Even with such a drastic number of new marchers and families, the Bourbon County Band holds to its tradition of success.