That’s A Wrap


Maddy Long, Reporter

On Saturday, April 7th, the Totino-Grace competitive drumline competed in their last competition of the 2017-2018 season. They competed at St. Cloud State University at 4:30 pm. After two normal competitions, a regional competition, a school performance and a final performance at the State Preliminaries, the TG drumline entered the state at 4th in the state (there was 11 in their class).

The first two competitions of the season were performances at school competing for the first place title. The first competition the team, with their show titled Water, went away with a second place title. Their second competition they walked away with a third-place title. The first two competitions are not as serious as the rest of the competitions and the team also competed without their full team.

The regional competition is held about half-way through the season. This was the first competition of their season with a full team present. The regional competition is hosted by Winter Guard International (WGI) instead of the Minnesota Percussion Association or MPA. WGI does not have a scholastic regional A class so TG along with others within their class was forced to compete up a class with more advanced drumlines. The team competed to the best of their abilities unfortunately not advancing into finals. They ended the day in 9th place out of twelve teams.

The next two performances were in front of the school and to determine what time they were to perform at state. State Prelims is not considered a competition, however; there were judges present and the team received a score. They went to state as 4th in the state within their class.

The team wrapped up their season with the final State Championships. It was an all-day event starting at 3 pm. The team competed at approximately 4:30 pm. The team was thrilled with their final performance together.


Below you can find a link to the 2018 Championship Performance by the Totino-Grace Drumline: