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In the schools: Dragon Band Has A Successful Fall

Here are the Ste. Genevieve Marching Dragons. Front, drum major Casey Ayers. Second row, from left, Peyton Bequette (color guard), Hayley Dutton (percussion)(, Gracie Hoeb (flute), Jamison Kemper (flute), Gunner Miller (baritone), Molly Bell (alto saxophone) and Brianna Thomas (color guard). Third row, Lieutenant Carter (color guard), Damien Wheeler (baritone), Brandon Ehrenreich (trumpet), Selene Raney (percussion), Lucy Sears (clarinet), Katie Ahne (tenor saxophone), Drake Weibrecht (trumpet), Morgan Messer (color guard). Fourth row, Aden Eisenbeis (baritone saxophone), Sophie DeRousse (percussion), Chloe Wolk (percussion), Abigail Dobbs (percussion), Hannah Bley (flute), Isaiah Hill (mellophone), Hollyn Zangaro (trumpet), Russell Kirkhuff (clarinet) and Hailey Hilderbrand (color guard). Fifth row, Charles Mills (sousaphone), Lucas Meier (percussion), Char Drost (percussion), Jacob Kirchner (percussion), Micah Miget (trumpet), Nathan St. Clair (tenor saxophone) and Thomas Elder (sousaphone). Lily Boyd (clarinet), Isaiah Steagall (percussion) and Emma Stovall (flute) are not photographed. (Photo courtesy Ste. Genevieve R-II School District/Special to the Herald)

From staff reports

The Ste. Genevieve High School Marching Dragons competed in contests throughout the fall, with success. 

The Dragons placed third at the Farmington Invitational and fourth at the Rebel Invitational in Park Hills. 

SGHS also served as host for the 13th Annual Ste. Genevieve Marching Festival, with 18 area bands competing.

The Dragons worked this festival, rather than performing.