In an unprecedented run for a school the size of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School, the Deer Park Marching Wildcats made its 28th straight trip to Welcome Stadium at the University of Dayton for the OMEA State Band Finals this weekend.
This year, for the first time since 2015, the Marching Wildcats earned a 1-Superior rating, OMEAs highest honor performing their show, "The Nightmare before Christmas!"
The Marching Wildcats began their run with band camp more than two months ago, with the ultimate goal of making it 28 straight. During one of the busiest days of the band schedule, the band officially qualified for the State Finals at the Springfield-Shawnee Band Invitational on Oct. 23. That same afternoon, the squad loaded up the bus and traveled to Turpin High School, where they earned their second Superior Rating of the day, and qualified for the OMEA State Finals twice in one day!
The State Finals wrap up another successful competition season for the Marching Wildcats, who will look to make it 29 in a row next fall. Congratulations to all of our students, staff and parents on another wonderful year!
You can view a full gallery of photos from Sunday's performance by clicking the link below!
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