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Marching band takes first

The Hastings Raiders Marching Band took first place at the Eden Prairie competition Saturday, Sept 8. They also won the captions of "Best Colorguard," and "Best Drum Major."

The Raiders traveled to Eastview High School for their second competition that day and took third place, but were less than a point away from first. They also won the captions "Best Percussion," "Best Winds," and "Best Drum Major." The Raiders' drum major is Elizabeth Hardy.

They will head to Rosemount High School for their next competition Sept 15. The show starts at 5 p.m.; the Raiders compete at 6 p.m.

The competition is open to the public.