Liberty High School Lions' Pride marching band wins Atlantic Coast Championships

Emily Chappell
Contact ReporterCarroll County Times

After 40 years of competing in Tournament of Bands, the Liberty High School Lions’ Pride marching band won first place in Group 3 Open Class at the Atlantic Coast Championships last weekend.

The competition was held Saturday, Nov. 3, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the band earned a score of 98.00, the highest score of any Maryland band in the history of the conference, according to a news release from Carroll County Public Schools.

The Lions Pride Marching Band is under the leadership of instrumental music director Brandi Jason, who was recently selected as a semifinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award for the third consecutive year.

This award was established to recognize current educators “who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools,” according to a previous CCPS news release.

The band also won awards for High Music and High Visual, according to the news release.

Maya Lee, a senior at Liberty, was named Best Drum Major for the second year.

She will once again lead the TOB All-Star Marching Band on Thanksgiving Day in the Philadelphia Parade, which will be aired on ABC, according to the release.

The Lions Pride Marching Band’s 2018 show is titled Beneath the Surface.

The band will be performing the show at the home football playoff game at 7 p.m. Friday, according to the release.

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