Raider Band takes silver at Eagle Classic

Staff report

No Fin Fest? No problem.

The Richmond Raiders Marching Band took an 11th hour change of venue in strider — or, rather, in step — on

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Saturday in a day-long competition at Western Harnett in Lillington to compete in the Eagle Classic Marching Band Competition.

Both the color guard and the drum line earned first-place places in Class 2A — the second week in a row the drum line took top honors. The Raiders also took second in marching, music and second overall in the division with an “excellent” rating.

The unit had originally been scheduled to participate in the Fin Fest competition in Murrells Inlet, S.C. A source indicated travel to that competition was canceled when it was decided the band could not afford a charter bus.

The band is scheduled to perform again on Oct. 10 during the Raiders home football game against Hoke. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

The band is

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