The Central High School Marching Tigers came home with a second-place trophy from Saturday's band contest in Washington, Mo.
The Tiger band from Cape Girardeau competed against six other high schools in the B division: schools with enrollments between 1,200 and 1,500.
This year's CHS band and guard ensemble has 99 "rookies," since this is the first year in Central's history to include all freshmen band students. The band also recently received new uniforms, marking their first style change since 1989.
The next performances for the Marching Tigers are the home football game on Oct. 17 followed by the SEMO Homecoming Parade on Oct. 19, when they will also travel to compete in the Greater St. Louis Band Contest at the Edward Jones Dome.
Addition information about the CHS Marching Tigers and photos from competitions can be found on the band's Web site: www.marchingtigers.com.