By Joey McWilliams
TISHOMINGO – The Pride of Durant was already putting together a pretty good weekend, even before leaving for competition at Tishomingo on Saturday.
The DHS Band not only performed well at halftime of the Homecoming football game, the lead drum major, Emily Langley, was crowned Homecoming Queen for 2017.
The festive night had no negative effects as the Pride cleaned up at the Chickasaw Festival Band Day Extravaganza.
Awards that were brought back to Durant were:
• Best in division – Parade
• Best in division – Field
• High Music – Parade
• Best large band – Field
• Stoddard award (Best Band Overall)