The Mad World Sweeps Straight Superiors

RHS Marching Knights wrap up the marching season at MPA.


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Joe Caramato (’25) throws his head back in agony before he begins marching.

Juno Le and Ingalls Witte

Bandtober is filled with weekends spent on the field for marching band. The Music Performance Assessments (MPA) was their final boss battle of the month.

Previously, the band had placed second in the 4-A division at the Newsome Music Festival on Oct. 15 and the Starlets with the best color guard, landing them at fourth best of the 12 attending schools overall. On Oct. 24, they competed at Riverview High School in the 4-A division, taking home best visuals, second place in 4-A and third place overall.

Due to a frequency of weather disruptions, the marching band had little actual games where they were able to perform on the home front. In fact, they only marched at three home games this fall season, including their Senior Night on Oct. 28, when 31 band seniors were celebrated for their membership and commitment.

“…I think our second competition, which is where we got third overall, … that really helped boost our morale and boost our spirit,” Grace Barrett (’23) said.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Robinson Marching Band took to Gaither High School to compete in the annual MPA for Marching Band. Now well-familiar with their marching show, the nerves the day of were dampened.

“We knew that we were capable of pulling off a superior performance, so we were less concerned about our ability to do it, but more about if we could do the best performance possible,” Band Captain Celeste Lara (’23) said.

And that’s a wrap on the 2022 marching season. The band will now transition into their concert performances for the remainder of the school year.

“The season had a lot of bumps along the way, but I’m so proud to have been part of this show,” Drill Seargent Sarah Blackshear (’23) said.