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Congratulations to SHS Marching Band

Congratulations to the Socastee High School Marching Braves Band

The band performed for the first time on a competitive field this year at SC Lower State qualifying on October 20.  The band finished in the top 8 (7th over all) qualifying them to go on to the sweet 16 state finals held at Spring Valley High School on October 27.  

The band placed as high as 11th place in captions of individual music and individual marching with an overall increase in score of over 10 points from the lower state qualifiers and finished in 14th place over all in class 4A.

The bands at Socastee have attained a whopping 26 superior ratings in the past 11 years in all areas of performance including marching, jazz and symphonic music.

This year is special because students were driven to attain excellence in the face of adversity. Hurricane Florence caused the loss of several weeks of practice days along with the hardships faced by many of its students who were and still are impacted by the effects of flooding in our community.

“Providing a light to our community” has been the mission of these students as they practiced for their Socastee Community this season.