The Crimson Guard

Guntersville High’s Crimson Guard marching band had a very successful competition season. Now they'll add another achievement by marching in Gov. Kay Ivey's inaugural parade. 

The Guntersville High Crimson Guard Band is one of only a few bands from around the state chosen to march in the parade commemorating the January 14th inauguration of Gov. Kay Ivey.

Band director Corey Hyman said they, along with other bands in the county, received letters from the office of Sen. Clay Scofield inviting them to apply to be in the parade, and they found out just a few days ago they were one of the schools chosen.

“It’s another great accomplishment these kids have earned,” he said. It closely follows a stellar competition season the band enjoyed back in September and October.

Hyman said they will have to choose music soon, and work quickly after school starts back to get ready to march.

He said they will only have one full week of school to rehearse and prepare.

Although he hasn’t seen the students personally since they received the news, he said the reactions they have gotten on social media have all been very positive.

“They seem to be very excited about it,” he said.

Hyman also said he is happy to be able to help give the students an opportunity to perform in front of a new audience during the parade.

Both the parade and inauguration ceremony will take place in Montgomery on Monday, January 14.

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