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— The 21st annual Three-State Invitational MarchingContest, normally held at Huntsville, was held at Heritage High School in Rogers on Oct. 10, and the Gentry Pioneer PrideMarching Band was among the top six bands to advance to the finals competition.

Pioneer Pride performed their half-time show titled “Heart Rate,” which includes solos by Elizabeth Baxter on baritone, Brandon Stricker on trumpet, Andrew Rotramel on Sousaphone, DJ Isbell on trumpet and Ashley Newman on piccolo. Their preliminary performance won them trophies in “Best Color Guard,” “Best Percussion,” “Best Music,” “Best Marching,” and “Best General Effect” in the Class A division. Their final performance resulted in a fourth place trophy overall, which included competition in all classes.

Other schools competing were Rogers Heritage High School; Flippin; Gravette; Green Forrest; Greenland; Greenwood; Grove, Okla.; Pea Ridge; Roland, Okla.; and Stillwell, Okla.

GENTRY - A free flu seminar on naturally preventing and treating the flu will be held at the Total Life Community Center in Gentry at 3 p.m., Nov. 1.

The seminar will cover flu basics, preventative measures, naturally boosting the immune system and treating the sick.

Ann Marie Scott, a registered nurse, will be presenting information from her expeirance working in the conventional hospital and in lifestyle centers. She has lectured across the United States and in Europe.

For more information call Wellness Secrets in Decatur at 752-8555 or visit

Sports, Pages 6 on 10/21/2009

Print Headline: Band advances to finals competition

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