The San Marcos High School Colorguard, Mariposa, is in its first year as a part of the San Marcos High School Band Program.
During the dates of June 27-30, Mariposa and the SMHS Marching Band Drum Majors went to Marching Auxiliaries Camp to help them get ready for the upcoming marching band season. After evaluations and Grand Championship competition, Mariposa brought back 14 superior blue ribbons, 4 excellent red ribbons, and 1 superior trophy from the Grand Championships held on the last day of camp. The Drum Majors, Rachel Potter and Ericka Livingston, each brought home superior medals and 1 Grand Champion Trophy from the camp ending competition. Mariposa and the Drum Majors also received spirit sticks, and 3 members of Mariposa were named as All Americans. Six of the Mariposa members were named as rising stars. Alisen Webster, a Mariposa member, received high honors as she was named as an Honor Roll member. Marching Auxiliaries only awards Honor Roll medals to the top 5% of camp members over the course of the summer camps. The Drum Majors’ and Mariposa hope to carry on this winning tradition through out the 2008-2009 school year.
By IRIS CAMPBELL
Public Information Officer – San Marcos CISD