Stone High Band now two-time 4A State Champs
The Stone High School Band marched as caterpillars morphing into butterflies as they won the 4A State Championship for the second year in a row.
‘Metamorphosis: The Evolution of my Best Self’ was the title of the show for year’s state competition. Challenged with both school quarantine and band quarantines, students were out of practice for three weeks.
This year’s show is two years in the making since it was canceled last year due to COVID.
The level of commitment paid off for the 104 band members. Director of Bands for Stone County Schools Ida Mitchell said, “We won overall music, overall effect, and overall visual. So, as an adult putting it together, I knew that the math says that we’re fixing to be declared the champion. It was fun to watch the kids who think maybe it’s possible, but don’t believe it’s possible until they hear their name called and then the smiles on their faces. That’s why we do what we do.”
The winning music selection ranged from classic to rock and roll.