Last Fall, a group of band directors around the state decided to form Arkansas Marching Arts Association. AMAA allows indoor performing ensembles to compete in Arkansas for the first time in state history. Before, the Greenwood Winter Winds had to travel out of state to compete as an indoor ensemble. But on February 29th, Greenwood traveled to Bryant, Arkansas to compete in the first AMAA competition of their inaugural season.
This year the Greenwood Winter Winds 2020 show is titled “Off With Her Head.” The show is based off the Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. At the start of the show, the Queen and her guards marching out as the ensemble performs. The show features, two amazing solos that form into a duet, an incredible sounding ensemble, and beautiful visuals from the guard. At the Bryant competition, the band took first place over the Siloam Springs High School Winds with a score of 76.750.
On March 7th, Greenwood Winter Winds ensemble traveled to Burleson, Texas to compete in the WGI Dallas Regional. There, Greenwood competed against two other wind ensembles in their classification, Joshua High School from Joshua, Texas and Godley High School from Godley, Texas. During the Prelims portion of the competition, Greenwood placed 2nd with a score of 75.400, just behind Joshua High School, who scored 75.950. But during Greenwood’s Finals run, they pulled out ahead of Joshua High School to take first place in the Scholastic A Winds with a score of 79.050.
The next performance for the Greenwood Winter Winds will be on March 14th as the Arkansas Marching Arts Association hold their next competition at Greenwood High School. You will not want to miss the Greenwood Winter Wind’s performance of “Off With Her Head”. For more updates on performing ensembles and start time, check out Arkansas River Valley Bands on Facebook or Instagram.