Band continues to improve show


The Rising Sun Shiner Pride Marching Band competed in a pair of marching competitions on Saturday, Sept. 15th. It was the first time in several years since the band has performed in two competition in one day.
The band placed third in a morning performance at Taylor High School in Cleves, Ohio then overcame the heat to place third again that evening at Campbell County High School in Alexandria, Kentucky.
Band director Tyler Umpleby was overjoyed with the evening performance which saw the band tie for second but placed third by a tiebreaker.

Band director Tyler Umpleby tunes in with drum major Emma Davis during warm up at Campbell County (Ky).

Rising Sun’s opening week performance at Columbus North was indoors due to heavy rain.
“This was our first time marching and we had a lot of first time marchers. There were a lot of nerves. We got through our first performance and came back in the second one, far better than they did this morning,” added Umpleby who shares 14 of his members with boys and girls soccer.
He reported no current injuries but two members became overheated after the second performance.
The band director plans to work in the third musical piece this week and said he hopes to have it on the field when Rising Sun travels to the Highlander Classic at Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs. Their performance time is shortly after 5 p.m.
The percussion section performs front and center at each competition.