Talladega Schools' Winter Guards fair well at SCGC Competition
After two long weeks of hard work and the addition of new material, Talladega High School Band and Zora Ellis Junior High Band Winter Guards, the Ellis Emeralds, Dega Darlins Addition and Dega Darlins, traveled to Oak Grove, Alabama, on Saturday, February 7, 2009, for their second winter guard compeition of the season. The excitement of each group being promoted to the next classification and the anticipation to see where they would stack up against the competition proved to be a very rewarding wait. Each group had an outstanding performance.
The ZEJH Band's Ellis Emeralds Winter Guard came in a close 3rd, proving that no challenge was too much. The challenge of competing with several high school groups was something they were willing to take on full force and do with success. The Dega Darlins Addition (a group of all THS Band's 9th grade dancers) competed in the Scholastic B classification where they were awarded 2nd place for their efforts. The Dega Darlins (the THS Band's varsity Winter Guard) astounded the competition and very proudly took 1st place under their new classification, Scholastic AAA.
For more information, pictures, and accomplishments please visit the indiviual group blog by clicking on the groups name: The Ellis Emeralds, The Dega Darlins Addition and The Dega Darlins.
Zora Ellis JH band director Danielle Todd is the coach for these three teams. The Winter Guards are sponsored by the Band Boosters of Talladega.