Eldon Mustangs, Camdenton Lakers, Osage, Indians and Versailles Tigers

The Lake area marching bands are an intrinsic part of the high school football experience each and every Friday night. 

They proudly play their school fight songs, perfect their halftime show routines and do their part to keep fans just as entertained during intermission as all four quarters of the game itself. They also have the privilege of performing at some major events such as annual Lake area festivals or competing on the national stage with marching bands across the country. Without further ado, here are what the marching bands from Eldon, Camdenton, Osage and Versailles have to offer in 2017. 

ELDON MUSTANGS

FROM DIRECTOR ASHLEY HANKS:

Members: 97

Fight Song: Victors

Years Performing: Concert Band over 100, Marching band unknown

2017 Theme: Harry Potter

Season Highlights:

All of our competitions this year are in October, so this is still to come.

Band Traditions:

Pizza Hut after performances! Patriotic Pre-Game Shows and marching through the halls to start off the homecoming festivities.

Member Breakdown

Drum Majors: 3

Color Guard: 12

Woodwinds: 45

Brass: 21

Percussion: 16

CAMDENTON LAKERS

FROM DIRECTOR PAUL BAUR:

Members: 187

Fight Song: Across the Field

Years Performing: 81 years

2017 Theme: Tickled Pink

Season Highlights:

Winning a Bands of America 2A Regional Championship at the Powder Springs Georgia BOA 2017 Regional.

Band Traditions: Beads

Member Breakdown

Drum Majors: 2

Color Guard: 38

Woodwinds: 68

Brass: 46

Percussion: 33­­

OSAGE INDIANS

FROM DIRECTOR JEFFREY KILE:

Members: 129

Fight Song: We’re Loyal to You Illinois (Osage High) / Tomahawk

Years Performing: 84 years

2017 Theme: To Catch A Thief

Season Highlights:

The band is scheduled to compete at three competitions in October.

Band Traditions: Marching at all home football games.

Member Breakdown

Drum Majors: 3

Woodwinds: 51

Brass: 48

Percussion: 16

Color Guard: 11

VERSAILLES TIGERS

FROM DIRECTOR RYAN LEWIS:

Members: 33

Fight Song: Fight Tiger

Years Performing: Approximately 82 years

2017 Theme: Superman

Season Highlights:

The Versailles Tiger Pride Marching Band performed at the Laurie Hillbilly Fair Parade, the Versailles Apple Festival, the Versailles Homecoming Parade and they can be seen at all Versailles home football games.

Band Traditions:

Our band motto is “EGBED” which stands for “Everybody Getting Better Every Day”.

Member Breakdown

Woodwinds: 14

Brass: 11

Percussion: 5

Color Guard: 3