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Bay Area Marching Band Wins Back to Back State Titles The Royal Ambassador Band of Northside Christian School is now a Six-time FMBC (Florida Marching Band Championships) state champion. The name of the band comes from the book of 2nd Corinthians in the Bible which says, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors...we implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God” The mission of the band is to teach members to “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” and honor Him through excellence in music and dance and to carry this on in all areas of life. The 2017 band show entitled “Star Crossed” tells the story of the lonely Rocket Man, a cool cat cruisin’ through the retro-futuristic groovy galaxy in search of TRUE LOVE. The Royal

Ambassadors pay tribute to the future of space travel as seen in the 1950’s and 60’s. Using a diverse array of pop and film music the audience is taken on a journey that is silly, touching, and always swinging or rocking! Every compeititon the Royal Ambassador’s were a part of in 2017, resulted in several awards including: Seminole Sound Spectacular – Grand Champion, 1st Place AA division, Frank Gebhart Memorial Award for Visual Excellence, Best Brass Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival – 1st Place AA division, Best Auxiliary, Best Woodwinds, Best Brass,

Best Percussion, Best General Effect, Best Soloist: Chase Farrell, Best Drum Major: Daniel Costas-Butcher East Lake Marching Band Classic – 1st Place AAA division, Best Music, Best Visual, Best General Effect, Best Auxiliary Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) State Prelims – 1st Place AA division, Best General Effect, Best Music Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) State Finals – 1st Place AA division In addition to winning back to back FMBC championships, many members of the Royal Amabassador Marching

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Band will tell you the highlight of their year was a trip to Hawaii where they were honored to play in a concert commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. A few of the NCS Students were even invited to play private parties during their trip featuring many public servants and Hollywood entertainers including Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Northside Christian, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a Christcentered School of Excellence serving 700 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. The school’s mission is to partner with families to equip students to reach their God-given potential through outastanding academic and extra-curricular programs within a Christ-centered environment.

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