Around the Town with Mayor Steve: State Champion Marching Knights

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On Saturday, October 18th, Oak Creek's Marching Band, appropriately named the Marching Knights, won their first ever State Championship, taking first place by just percentage points, with a score of 89.15. The competition, held in Whitewater, featured top high school marching bands from around the State of Wisconsin.

Led by Band directors Guy Gregg and Amy Fuchs, Oak Creek capped off a very successful marching band season, taking first place in five of six competitions. This year's band played songs from "The Sound of Music" arranged by Jay Dawson. Oak Creek has one of the largest marching bands in the state, and has competed at the highest level for many years.

I had the pleasure of presenting a Mayoral Proclamation to the students and their directors Tuesday night at Oak Creek High School. Congratulations to all involved for their hard work and dedication to their music. Below is the text of the Mayoral Proclamation I read.

MAYORAL PROCLAMATION
Marching Knights of Oak Creek High School
2014

WHEREAS, the 193 member Marching Knights of Oak Creek High School completed their twenty-sixth season in the pursuit of musical excellence with their 2014 presentation of the "The Sound of Music" arranged by Jay Dawson; and

WHEREAS, the Marching Knights include all tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled in the Oak Creek High School band; and

WHEREAS, the Marching Knights are led by musical directors Guy Gregg and Amy Fuchs; and

WHEREAS, the Marching Knights represented Oak Creek at six contests throughout Wisconsin and Illinois, placing first in five of the contests and winning best musical presentation at each competition; and

WHEREAS, the Marching Knights won various caption awards including Best Colorguard, Best Percussion, and Best General Effect throughout the season; and 

WHEREAS, the Marching Knights traveled to Whitewater, Wisconsin and won their first ever Wisconsin State Music Association AAAA Championship with a score of 89.15; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Oak Creek High School Band take great pride in their vast musical accomplishments and widespread reputation for maintaining the highest standards of integrity and character; and

WHEREAS, we congratulate the Marching Knights on an outstanding season of competition and musical excellence. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  that I, Mayor Steve Scaffidi, ask that all residents of this community join me in honoring the Marching Knights of Oak Creek High School.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Clerk be and is hereby directed to transmit a suitable copy thereof to the Marching Knights of Oak Creek High School.

Dated this 28th day of October, 2014.

Mayor Steve