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John S. Battle, Knox Carter win grand champion awards at English Mountain Classic

Members of the Cocke County Red Regiment play during their exhibition performance at the
English Mountain Classic last Saturday. In all, nine bands from East Tennessee and Virginia took
part in the event.
Published: 8:12 AM, 10/31/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—Nine high school marching bands competed for top honors at last weekend’s English Mountain Classic held at the Larry Williams stadium on Hedrick Drive in Newport.

The second annual event was presented by the Red Regiment Band of Cocke County High School.

Grand Champion in the A and AA class was John S. Battle High School from Bristol , Va., and Knox County ’s Carter High School won the Grand Champion award for the AAA and AAAA class. Carter also won first place in the AAAA competition.

The Katheryne Bauman Band of the Day was presented to John S. Battle High School by Mrs. Bauman’s great granddaughter, Laura Mason Kiser. The Katheryne Bauman award is given to the band with the highest score regardless of class.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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