CPHS Winter Percussion wins State Championship in first season of competition


The Charles Page High School marching band competed in Winter Guard and Percussion for the first time this season and capped their debut with a State Championship win. 

The Color Guard started the season in February with a fourth place finish out of ten teams in the Scholastic Regional B classification at Broken Arrow. They placed second in Equipment Analysis, third in Movement Analysis, fifth in Design Analysis, and fourth in general effect with an overall score of 58.020. The Percussion team was the only team in their category, receiving a 68.250.

The following week saw the Guard taking fifth place out of ten teams at Sapulpa. They placed third in Equipment, fourth in Movement, seventh in Design, and fourth in general effect with a total score of 51.940. This time the Percussion unit had a competitor and handily topped Royal Regiment 71.550 to 67.950 with top marks in Music and Music Effect.

The Guard placed sixth of seven teams at Catoosa. They placed third in Equipment, seventh in Movement, fifth in Design, and fifth in general effect with a cumulative score of 51.240. The Percussion team was alone in their category and scored a 76.500.

The season wrapped up with the Championship competition at Mustang High School. The Guard took thirteenth out of sixteen teams in Scholastic Regional B with a season-high score of 60.180. Percussion also recorded their highest score of the season at 79.100, beating Royal Regiment with 76.650 for the Scholastic Marching A title. The Sandites took first in Music, Visual, and Musical effect.