Name: Brandon Valley Marching Lynx
Number in band: 138
Visual Designer: Shane Macklin
Wind Composer/arranger: Chad Friesleben
Percussion Writer: Dave Hall
Guard Choreographer: Julie Fettes
Director: Chris Borchardt
Assistant Directors: Calvin Lipetzky, Devon Melillo
Color guard: Alyssa Duncan
Visual Staff: Jacob Fenner, Robert Conrad, Michael Deaver, Ricky Espino, Katie Schlenker, Tanner Burkman
Percussion: Devon Melillo, Tanna Waltman
Commanders: Tess Erickson, Jacob Scherb
Color guard Section Leader: Emily Johnson, Caitlyn Runia
Percussion Section Leaders: Mason Blue, Gage Hoffman, Layne Symington
Field Music: “Ascension”
- “Dark Gethsemane”
The Brandon Valley Marching Lynx continue their rich history of performing exciting, artistic, and entertaining field shows. This year the members of the Brandon Valley Marching Lynx are proud to present their show entitled “Ascension.”
In 2015, the band competed in Waseca, MN, Luverne, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Orange City, IA, The Marching Lynx won many top awards and had a strong showing in both parade and field competitions. In Luverne, Minnesota the band took home the overall sweepstakes award. Brandon Valley is a consistent finalist band at the Festival of Bands in Sioux Falls, SD and placed sixth in last year’s competition against some of the region’s finest groups. The band also took home third place honors at the Dutchmen Marching Championships in Orange City.
2016 appearances for the Marching Lynx will include competitions in Eden Prarie, MN, Apple Valley, MN, Marshal, MN, Luverne, MN, Brandon, SD, Sioux Falls, SD, Orange City, IA, and Omaha, NE.
The Marching Lynx are part of a comprehensive program that includes three concert bands, two jazz bands, and numerous solo and ensemble opportunities. In addition, several of the students from the Brandon Valley Marching Lynx have been selected for membership in the South Dakota All State Bands and Orchestra. Students and instructors of the Brandon Valley Marching Lynx would like to sincerely thank you, our great audience, and our school’s administration and parents for their positive and generous support and appreciation of instrumental music and the performing arts programs at Brandon Valley High School.