Frontier Middle School of the Evergreen school district took the Sweepstakes Award for marching bands at Wednesday’s Fred Meyer Junior Parade, part of the Portland Rose Festival.
“It’s been a good team, and the kids did great. It’s just a great day,” said Cart Nelsen, co-director of the 140-student band with Jennifer Christie and dance-team Director Michele Robertson.
Three bands from Battle Ground Public Schools earned honors. Pleasant Valley Middle School placed first in the open class of bands with 100 or more musicians. Chief Umtuch Middle School took third in that category. Daybreak Middle School was awarded first place in the class for bands of 99 and fewer musicians.