Dukes band qualifies for state finals

Photo by Laurie Hamame | Wellington Enterprise

The Wellington High School Dukes Marching Band, pictured here performing at Friday night’s football halftime show, received a superior rating and qualified for the state marching band finals last Saturday night at the Brunswick Sound Spectacular. The Dukes received first place in Class C as well as Best Auxiliary in Class C. State finals will be held Saturday, Nov.4 at Brunswick. The Dukes will perform at 5:15 p.m. The band is under the direction of Antoinette Novotny, assisted by Everett Brandt and Rick Snodgrass. The competition show is titled “Take Me to Mars — The Music of Bruno Mars.” This is the 11th consecutive trip the band has made to the state finals.