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September 23, 2022

The Pride of Godley placed tenth after advancing to finals at the USBands Saginaw Regional on September 24, 2022, at Saginaw High School’s Rough Rider Stadium.

Godley received Best in Class honors and swept caption awards for music, effect, percussion, and colorguard.  The GHS marching band earned high marks from the judging panel and a spot in the evening finals for the competition that featured mainly Class 5A and 6A schools.

The “Pure Imagination” marching show includes music from “Overture from Back to School,” “This is Halloween,” “Now While I'm Around,” “Carnival from Hell,” and “Pure Imagination.”

“I could not be more proud of the incredible work the staff and students have been putting in for this year’s contest show,” commented band director Joe Walker.  “This is just the beginning! I cannot thank the amazing group of educators working with these kids day in and day out. It takes a village!”

The GHS band will participate in the Aubrey Marching Classic on Saturday, Oct. 1 and the USBands AT&T Stadium Classic on Tuesday, Oct. 4 before competing at UIL region marching contest on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Springtown.

Walker is assisted by Grayson Hancock, Michelle Slayton, David Kennedy, and Caleb Hunter.