BATAVIA – The Batavia High School Marching Band won several awards Saturday at the Knight of Champions Competition in Mount Prospect.
The Batavia Marching Bulldogs were awarded third place in the Class AA Competition and also won caption awards for Best Percussion and Color Guard in their class. In addition, percussion and color guard each placed second out of all the bands competing.
Bands from as far away as Muncie, Ind., competed in the Knight of Champions event hosted by the Prospect Marching Knights. The Marching Bulldogs theme entitled “Capture The Light” featured original music by Aaron Guidry.
The Marching Bulldogs are under the direction of Chris Owen and Anna Teliszczak, band directors; Sherry Reiss and Ryan McCann, music & visual staff; Danielle Beaton and Melissa Castor, color guard; Paul Kairis, Jesse Backus and Bryan Jamison, percussion.
The Marching Bulldogs will perform Saturday (Oct. 12) in the Illini Marching Band Championships Large School Competition in the historic Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois.