Bands from Chaffin, Darby, Kimmons, Ramsey, Northside and Southside proudly represented FSPS in the ASBOA (Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association) Region VIII Marching Contest on October 25. Twenty-one schools from throughout the region participated in this year's contest, hosted at Northside's Mayo-Thompson Stadium.
All six Fort Smith Public Schools competing in the event received perfect scores. Chaffin, Darby, Kimmons, Ramsey, Northside and Southside were awarded straight ones, or superior ratings, from each of the three judges.
Judges scored each of the bands on a scale from one to four, with one being superior. Although schools do not technically compete against one another, they are given a performance ranking by each of the four judges. Scoring is based on playing (sound), marching and general performance appearance.
The University of Arkansas Marching Razorbacks were the event's featured band.
Congratulations to Chaffin, Darby, Kimmons, Ramsey, Northside and Southside marching bands for their outstanding performances!