COVINGTON, Ky. - The Holmes High School Marching Band is looking to make history once more this weekend.
The band made school history when it became the first band at Holmes to qualify for the state semi-finals by placing sixth in a competition in Bourbon County.
Holmes Band Director Jared Murray grew the band from just 15 members to 35 members, including 16 first time marchers on the field. The band is made up of mostly 7th, 8th and 9th grade students.
The band will be competing Saturday in Bowling Green in the Kentucky Music Education Association's competition.
Before now, no Holmes band had ever qualified for the KMEA contest.
The high school and the community held a big send-off Friday prior to Saturday's competition.
The competition pits bands against one another based on school size, not band size. So, Holmes will be competing against bands that has three to four times more and band members.
“We’re a little band competing against a lot of big bands,’’ Murray said. “Words can’t describe how proud I am of these kids."
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