During the weekend of October 14, the FPD Band attended the Sound of Silver Festival and Competition in Blackshear GA. There were 8 bands in Single A Competition. FPD’s Spirit of the Vikings Marching Band and Vanguard received all Superior Ratings in Competition in all categories of adjudication and 1st Place in Class A. The band received a Superior Rating in Festival Performance and placed 4th overall in the entire competition up to AAAA (18 bands). The band has won 1st Place at both competitions this season and received Sweepstakes Superiors at both competitions with their performance of A Believer’s Journey, featuring hymns How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace, Fly Fly Away and It Is Well, all interwoven with Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. Please help me in congratulating our band students with this wonderful accomplishment. It has been a blessing to be part of this inspiring show.