Band Makes Finals at BOA Austin


Ms. Julie Pitner

Drum Majors and Color Guard captains wait for the announcement of how well the band placed at the finals award ceremony. Photo courtesy of Ms. Julie Pitner.

Hannah McDonough, Community & World News Editor

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Westwood Warrior Band made finals at the Bands of America (BOA) Austin competition at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. 

“More than anything, I’m proud of all of us,” Co-Color Guard Captain Laura Pitner ‘22 said. “Thinking back to what we had on the field not even three weeks ago, it’s remarkable how far we’ve come. We’ve all worked long and hard for this, and it was great to see it all pay off. I’m hopeful that this is the start of a very successful competitive season.”

Out of 23 bands that competed, twelve bands made it to finals. Band placed eleventh with their show Human Again. The show tells the story of Beauty and the Beast, highlighting certain parts such as the energetic Be Our Guest dinner scene and the angry Kill the Beast scene. According to Pitner, this is the second time in a row that the band has made finals at BOA Austin, excluding last year when the band did not compete in BOA. It also marks the second time ever making finals at BOA Austin in band history.