Competition Percussion at Desert Ridge

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 North Pointe’s Competition Percussion performed in its second competition of the season at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa.  This was a very important competition for North Pointe as it was WGAZ’s Percussion Focus Show with a nationally-recognized judging panel.  In this competition, North Pointe went up against other marching percussion ensembles from Rincon/University High School from Tucson, Perry High School from Chandler, Campo Verde High School from Gilbert, Gilbert High School, Basha High School from Chandler, Deer Valley High School from nearby Glendale, Mesquite High School from Gilbert, and nearby rivals Apollo High School.  North Pointe added to their production of “The Crooked Man” and gave a much improved performance which put the rest of WGAZ’s Scholastic A class on notice.  In a very close competition North Pointe finished in 3rd place with a score of 77.95 behind Gilbert’s Campo Verde Indoor Percussion Ensemble (80.75) and Gilbert Indoor Percussion (79.75).
According to director Luis Fisher, “our students have worked extremely hard to add another movement to their show as well props that added an extra visual dimension.  The additions to the show was well received by both the judges and the audience alike.  One of the visual judges even said that our performance gave him goosebumps right from the very start.  We still have a lot of work to do to finish our production and then clean up the show.  We have another huge show this coming Saturday at Gilbert High School.  This will put us one step closer to our goal of a state championship.”