High school musicians put their best feet forward at Mud Creek Marching Festival

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The Cold Springs marching band earned Best Percussion and Best Band awards in the Class A Purple Division at the Mud Creek Marching Festival Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The stands were filled Saturday, and Cullman-area bands scored big at the 31st annual Mud Creek Marching Festival at Hanceville High School’s (HHS) Ray Talley Stadium. The annual marching competition opened its gates early to eager spectators who enthusiastically cheered for their favorite regional bands. The competition was capped off with exhibition performances by the hosting HHS marching band, as well as the University of North Alabama marching band. 

Below are the scores for the Cullman County, Meek and Falkville bands (a 1, or a “superior,” is the highest score): 

Class A 

Meek 

  • Drum Major 1 
  • Percussion 1 
  • Band 1, 1, 1 
  • Color Guard 1  
  • Overall 1 

Holly Pond 

  • Percussion 2 
  • Band 2, 2, 2 
  • Color Guard 2  
  • Overall 2 

Vinemont 

  • Drum Major 1  
  • Percussion 1  
  • Band 1, 1, 1 
  • Majorettes 1  
  • Color Guard 1  
  • Overall 1 

Falkville 

  • Drum Major 1 
  • Percussion 2 
  • Band 1, 1, 1   
  • Color Guard 1  
  • Overall 1 

Good Hope 

  • Drum Major 1  
  • Percussion 1  
  • Band 1, 1, 1  
  • Majorettes 1  
  • Color Guard 1  
  • Overall 1 

Cold Springs 

  • Drum Major 1  
  • Percussion 1  
  • Band 1, 1, 1  
  • Color Guard 1 

Class AA 

Fairview 

  • Drum Major 1  
  • Percussion 1   
  • Band 1, 1, 1  
  • Color Guard 1  
  • Feature Twirler 1  

West Point  

  • Drum Major 1  
  • Percussion 1  
  • Band 1, 1, 1  
  • Majorettes 1   
  • Dance Line 2  
  • Color Guard 1 

Best in Class A White Division 

Drum Major Meek 

Color Guard Vinemont 

Majorettes Vinemont 

Band Meek 

Best in Class A Purple Division 

Percussion Cold Springs 

Majorettes Good Hope 

Band Cold Springs 

Best in Class AA 

Feature twirler Fairview 

Best in Class AAA 

Color Guard West Point 

Majorettes West Point 

See videos of each band’s performance, along with the awards ceremony, at www.facebook.com/mudcreekmarching.  

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