Springfield High School marching band members will perform at the Peach Bowl. Contributed photo

Springfield High School band to perform in Peach Bowl parade

The Springfield High School marching band will perform before the Peach Bowl in Atlanta this year.

The Peach Bowl will feature Alabama and Washington on News Year’s Eve. The Springfield band will compete in some band competitions before News Year’s Eve and then march in the parade before the game.

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“The kids are excited, we are excited this should be a really neat opportunity,” Co-Head Director Brad Dragics said.

The students will leave Wednesday morning and travel about eight to 10 hours to Atlanta. Along with competing in some band competitions, the students will get a chance to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, the Georgia Aquarium and get to go to the Peach Bowl game.

Co-Head Director Christy Thomas said the group decided to tryout for the Peach Bowl because they believed the band was improving so much from year to year.

“Our group was growing and getting better so we started looking for something they could do,” Thomas said. “We put an application in with our video and got accepted.”

The trip is costing each student $781 to represent their school at the game. The co-directors said the band has been raising money throughout the year to help cover costs.

The Springfield High School Marching Wildcats are led by Thomas and Dragics, Assistant Director Giovanna Pinto and Drill Team Advisor Regan Rakestraw.

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