The 11th annual Battle on the Border was held Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Martin Stadium. A total of 17 bands attended from places all over Fl, Ga, and Al such as Central-Carroll, Orange Park, Headland, Yulee, Valdosta, Ashford, and Creekside. The overall winner was Central-Carroll high school.
Since the Bridgemen hosted the event, they did not compete in the competition, but they did perform their last full performance of the show this year. The band’s performance was dedicated to our seniors since it was their last full show.
“Knowing that such a big part of my life was coming to an end was super upsetting, but the fact that I got to spend that moment with all my favorite people made it worth it. It was so bittersweet” says senior band member, Brittany Kerce.
Although the seniors are a big part of what makes the Georgia Bridgemen special, they are not the only ones. The parents volunteered approximately 24 hours from the beginning of Friday night’s game to the end of the band competition Saturday. Between 175 and 200 band parents worked all day Saturday. Hosting a competition is hard work, but it is so worth it. The Battle on the Border is the biggest fundraiser the Bridgemen has, and it brings in over $25,000 for the band. They can definitely use it too since they are the largest high school marching band in the state.