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Patriot Band Festival Season Starts September 7
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(by Don Meador, Allen County Schools) 
     The Allen County-Scottsville High School Patriot band will give their audience a taste of adventure during their contest show presentation, slated to debut on Saturday, September 7 at the South Central Marching Band Classic at Glasgow High School.

   “This year’s show draws inspiration from epic treasure hunter movies like Indiana Jones, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, and The Mummy, “ explained J. Shawn Huff, Director of Bands for the Allen County School District. “The Patriot Band will take viewers on an action packed adventure into an exotic land where they discover and try to protect an ancient treasure from villainous thieves.”

   The 2019 marching Patriots will be under the field command of drum major Sno Browning and assistant drum major Lucy Britt. Seniors include Browning, Emma Carver, Katie Davis, Emily Guedea, Abigail Huff, Jayleigh Minix, Bailey Perdue, and Abby Willoughby. Support staff include Assistant Director Chelly Stamps and Assistant Director and Visual Designer Gina Huff.

   The Patriot band will step off the festival season September 7 in competition against bands from 10 Kentucky schools. The field includes Class A schools Monroe County, Metcalfe County, and Cumberland County as well as Class 2A schools Hart County, Russellville, and Bardstown. The Class 3A line-up includes AC-S and Breckinridge County. Barren County from Class 4A and 5A bands representing Eastern and Henderson County complete the field.

   The contest will start with opening ceremonies at 4:45 p.m. with the first band (Monroe County) scheduled to perform at 5 Saturday afternoon. AC-S is slated to take the field at 6:45. The host band (Glasgow) marches at 8:30 followed by an exhibition from the Lindsey Wilson College band at 8:45. Awards will follow.

   The Glasgow contest is the first of several for AC-S this fall including hosting a Mid-State Band Association (MSBA) festival at Patriot Stadium on September 14. On September 21, AC-S is scheduled to participate in the Logan County Festival of Bands and will perform at a MSBA event at Warren East on September 28. The Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) West Region is scheduled for October 19 at Warren East. If AC-S qualifies, the band will march in the KMEA Class 3A state semifinals competition at Warren Central on October 26. The top four teams in the class advance to the finals that evening at Western Kentucky University. AC-S will close the season with an appearance in the MSBA championships in Cincinnati on November 9. 

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