The Ada High School Marching Band placed first in Class B and C competition at Copley High School on Saturday, Oct. 19. Pictured are Field Commanders Anabel Pinkney and Chanler Hughart with the first place trophy. (Photo submitted)
The Ada High School Marching Band placed first in Class B and C competition at Copley High School on Saturday, Oct. 19. Pictured are Field Commanders Anabel Pinkney and Chanler Hughart with the first place trophy. (Photo submitted)

ADA - The 2013-2014 edition of the Ada High School Marching Bulldogs took first place in Marching Band Competition held at Copley High School on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Class B and C (based on school enrollment) were combined at this competition and despite being a smaller school and much smaller band, Ada was still able to come away with the first place trophy. Undeterred by the extreme cold and windy conditions, the band received their first ever superior rating for music.

"We are very proud of how the students managed to not only perform through some very adverse wind, rain and temperature conditions, but also capture the cross-class championship for B and C schools, as well as earn their first Superior rating in music in the history of our program", stated Band Director Jonathan Lischak.

The Marching Bulldogs can next be seen in action on Friday, Oct. 25, in Delphos at half-time of the varsity football game where they will perform their competition show titled "Invasion: The Mystery of Stonehenge". Game time is 7:30 p.m.

They then travel early Saturday morning to Bloom Carroll High School where they will compete at 10a.m. and again at 6 p.m. at Tri-Valley High School in Dresden, Ohio, competing in two competitions in one day. The band is still seeking that coveted overall Superior rating that will qualify them for State competition.