Won and Done

By: Zoey Jares, Staff Reporter/Advice/Sports

One goal, one show, and one exceptionally large trophy. That’s what it comes down to at the end of the marching band season. This event is known as the Mel Shelton District Three Marching Band Festival hosted at the Albertsons stadium. The second the Timberline band sets foot on the blue turf marks the last chance to give their best performance. The competition was hosted on a cool fall night as bright stadium lights illuminated the band’s every move and they sounded beautiful. As notes of Timberline’s performance filled the cold air the crowd was amazed – and the judges were too.

Congratulations Timberline Marching Ensemble for winning these amazing awards!

Since the end of July, our band members have put countless hours of their time into the 2021 performance and over the weekend it all paid off. As you might have guessed, the Timberline Marching Ensemble won the District Three Marching Band Festival! The band won first in the 5A-Large division, first in sweepstakes, best Music overall, and the following caption awards: Best General Effect, Best Music Performance, Best Percussion, and Best Visual Performance. Timberline band scored highest of all 27 competing bands this weekend and brought home the ultimate prize – a massive trophy and countless lifelong memories. 

Timberline’s show, entitled, “Color of Light”, features the spectrum of colors we experience in our everyday lives. Each movement displayed a different color through the use of their pyramid-shaped props, the guard’s flags, and the band’s stylistic music. At the end of the performance, the members were all smiles as the crowd roared. Afterward, the band entered the stands together and listened to the awards ceremony in agonizing silence. Then finally, the wait was over – and Timberline won! Upon the ensemble’s arrival at Timberline, there was a crowd of supporters waiting to welcome the marching band champions back home.

A band student walking through the large crowd of supporters waiting at Timberline.

The band couldn’t have done it if it weren’t for their director, Mr. Rodriguez, supporting staff, band parents, and their fans. The ensemble works as one and wouldn’t be able to function without every part of their team. To the members, Timberline band isn’t just a class or an activity, it’s a community. Not only do the members learn to make music together, but they also learn life lessons and create lasting memories and friendships in the process. Winning the final competition is a big deal to the entire ensemble and the Timberline Wolves are proud of what they have accomplished together. 


The Timberline marching band’s 2021 season has officially come to a rewarding close and the group can’t wait for the next season to start. Over the last weekend the band represented our school and did not disappoint; so show some love to the members and Mr. Rodriguez to help congratulate them on their win. If you missed the show and would like to see their award-winning performance click here to watch or check out images and more video in the gallery below. Good work Timberline Marching Ensemble, keep it up!

“Band is not proud because it performs well; it performs well because it is proud.”  -George Parks