PONCA CITY – Congratulations to the Po-Hi Big Blue Band for earning Grand Champion at the 88th annual Arkalalah Marching Festival in Arkansas City, Kansas. The Band was awarded a Superior (1) rating in the parade, a Superior rating (1) in the field competition, 1st Place in the Parade, 1st Place in Class in the Field Competition, Outstanding Percussion Section, and 1st Place in the Field Competition.
Fifteen bands participated from Classes 2A through 6A. Ponca City was the only Oklahoma band in the competition.
Po-Hi Band Director David Christy said, “The band has worked very hard and their efforts paid off at the Festival. Thanks to all staff and parents who were in attendance and helped. It is gratifying to know that our students have such outstanding support from parents, patrons, and administration.”