The beat was on at the 29th annual Coastal Empire Classic marching band competition held at Rebel Field on Saturday, with performers and spectators packing the stands.
Including Effingham County High School Rebel Regiment’s exhibition performance, more than 1,200 students in 11 bands from all over Georgia performed at this year’s contest.
The Coastal Empire Classic is one of the most established and prestigious marching competitions in the state, and has been held primarily at Rebel Field since it was founded in 1981. The Classic has been an event for high school marching bands to showcase their skills, compete and be evaluated.
This year, South Effingham High School took the trophies for Grand Champion and Best in Class AAAAA, receiving superior ratings from the judges, and awards in special categories of best color guard, best percussion and best general effect over all.
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.