I was among the throngs of people watching the Ski to Sea Grand Parade on Saturday morning, May 28, and shot some photos of the Whatcom County school marching bands.
This year’s performances were good, and I especially enjoyed the Lady Gaga cover of Bad Romance (I can’t remember which school played the song, but kudos to them!)
For marching bands, the parade is not only a showcase, it’s a competition. This year’s results are below:
First place drill/dance/cheer team: Bellingham High School
Second place drill/dance/cheer team: Ferndale High School
Third Place drill/dance/cheer team: Bellingham High School Alumni
A band first place: Meridian High and Middle schools
AA band first place: Squalicum High School
AA band second place: Blaine High School
AAA band first place: Ferndale High School
AAA band second place: Bellingham High School
AAAA band first place: Marysville
Best drum line: Ferndale High School
Best drum major: Ferndale High School
Ralph Pauley Award: Bellingham High School Alumni
More photos are below the jump.