The Madison Central Band completed their competition season in Pearl over the weekend and finished with all superior marks for their performance.

The Jaguars received superior marks in all four rated categories: the drum major, color guard, percussion and overall as well as unanimous superior marks from all three judges.

Chuck Reynolds, MC Band Director, said he is proud of the way his students have performed this season.

“They have performed really well and worked really hard. Our show this year was very difficult musically and visually, meaning our marching and formations, and they did a very good job,” Reynolds said.

Their show is called “Rhapsody” and is an original composition that finds a way to combine two disparate pieces in George Gershwin’s famous piece “Rhapsody in Blue” and Queen’s single piece rock opera “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

“The kids and parents and the crowd at football games have really enjoyed it,” Reynolds said.

Senior Jordan Wilson plays trumpet for the band and has played for about six years. He said this year’s show was a fun mix of songs everyone could recognize.

“I think we had a really great show this year. They announced it last year and said it would be something we would all recognize and it was really cool to see how it turned out,” Wilson said.

The band earned all superior marks earlier this season at the Gulf Coast Invitational at Biloxi High School. Wilson said he was happy to end his senior year on a high note.

“This was a hard piece and was frustrating at times but it’s really great to see it pay off in a competition like this,” Wilson said.

The Madison Central Marching Band has three more performances at the remaining home football games as well as a band night performance at the stadium on October 26 at 6 p.m.