Lincoln-Way Central Knights March to First in Class in Opening Competition
Monday, September 21, 2015

On Saturday, the Lincoln-Way Central Marching Knights competed in the Morton High School Marching Festival, earning first place in Class 1A and fourth place overall. The marching band also received caption awards for best winds, percussion and color guard.

This weekend was a fantastic experience for the Marching Knights, and a wonderful way to start our competitive season, said Chris Mroczek, Marching Knights band director. Im so proud of all the students and what they have achieved so far this year. This Marching Knights season will be one the students will remember forever.

At the festival, students performed Run Boy Run by Woodkid, First Symphony (In One Movement) by Samuel Barber, Outlands & Flynn Lives from the film Tron: Legacy, music by Daft Punk. The selections are from their 2015 competitive show Sport of the Future.

This production is one of the most demanding shows I have ever witnessed Lincoln-Way Central students aspire to achieve, said Kyle Rinke, assistant director. Our ensemble this year is young -- a reminder of how fearless and exceptional our students really are.

According to Mroczek, the show is a high velocity adventure that captures the thrill of competition. Through visual and musical elements, Sport of the Future portrays the values of Olympic competition, including risk-taking, achieving new limits, and overcoming adversity.

Upcoming events for the Marching Knights include: the Lincoln-Way Central Homecoming Parade on September 26, V.J. Andrew Competition on October 3, Lincoln-Way Home Show on October 10, Illinois Sate on October 17, Downers Grove South on October 24 and University of Illinois on October 31.