Competition Percussion at Gilbert HS

On Saturday, March 11, 2017 North Pointe’s Competition Percussion Ensemble performed in its third competition of the season at Gilbert High School.  This was a regional competition for Winter Guard International (WGI) with a nationally-recognized judging panel.  In this competition, North Pointe went up against other marching percussion ensembles from Rincon/University High School and Ironwood Ridge High School from Tucson, Perry High School and Basha High School from Chandler, Campo Verde High School and Gilbert High School from Gilbert, Vista Grande High School from Casa Grande, Chapin High School from El Paso, TX and Dos Pueblos High School from Goleta, CA.  North Pointe presented their complete production of “The Crooked Man” in the WGI Scholastic A class competition.  North Pointe finished in 7th place with a score of 72.3 after the preliminary round due to a 2.75 point timing penalty.  When they returned in the evening for the finals competition they fixed the issues which caused the timing penalty and North Pointe moved up to 6th place with a score of 74.4

According to director Luis Fisher, “our musicians had two long rehearsals this week and used every minute to finish the show and improve upon what they already knew.  It was a long day and a true test for what is to come later in the season.  We will enter this week with two more long rehearsals where we will work to fine tune our show now that we have it completed.”