HS Competition Percussion at Millennium HS

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 North Pointe’s Competition Percussion Ensemble performed in its first competition of the season at Millennium High School in Goodyear.  In this competition, North Pointe went up against other marching percussion ensembles from Rincon/University High School from Tucson, Perry High School from Chandler, and nearby rivals Apollo High School.  North Pointe added to their production of “The Crooked Man” and improved upon their exhibition performance from last week at Williams Field High School.  In a very close competition North Pointe finished in 2nd place with a score of 77.375 behind Tucson’s Rincon/University Drumline (77.7).  Even though North Pointe finished behind Rincon/University’s ensemble they topped them in two of the four scored captions (by .5 in Music and .2 in Visual).  Also, the North Pointe ensemble suffered a timing penalty of 3.4 points due to not having at least four minutes of performance time.  This penalty reduced their final score to 73.975 but they remained in 2nd place.  Apollo finished in 3rd place with a score of 71.3 (.55 point in penalties) and Perry finished in 4th place with a score of 60.4 (8.85 points in penalties). According to new director Luis Fisher, “our percussion students are some of the most talented in the state of Arizona and they proved that once again Saturday evening with their first competitive performance of the 2017 season.  They have absorbed a lot of information in a short amount of time and are performing at a very high level.  Their efforts and dedication to excellence has put us back on track to pursue another state championship in the Winterguard Arizona (WGAZ) Percussion Scholastic A – National class.  Their wins in the Music and Visual captions Saturday night were well-deserved and was the result of hours of hard work both in and out of the classroom over the past two weeks.  Our instructional staff and student leaders will continue to push the ensemble forward as well as continue to push the creative musical and creative envelope.  I look forward to what this season has in store for us.”