Gibson Southern Marching Titans


Gibson Southern Marching Titans

The Gibson Southern Marching Titans are the marching band For Gibson Southern High School in Fort Branch, Indiana. The Gibson Southern Marching Titans' consistent storybook-likeFact|date=March 2008 appearances at the ISSMA state finals really(?) began almost 15 years ago in 1994.Fact|date=March 2008 At that time Gibson Southern didn't even have a band since it was disbanded in 1985.Fact|date=March 2008 Dwight Emmert was hired to start up the band mainly for the football team that had no halftime entertainment due to the absence of a marching band.Fact|date=March 2008 The band had 19 members at the time Emmert was hired.Fact|date=March 2008

Things started to look up only a few years later, when they placed 9th in their first ever state finals appearance and the first for Gibson County since Princeton placed 10th in a non-class state finals in 1991. When Gibson Southern eventually worked their way to first place in 2001, they brought home the first state band title for a Gibson County band in 25 years, when Princeton won it in 1976. [ [http://www.indianafieldbands.com/The%20Bands/Princeton_Page_3.htm Princeton Page 2 ] ]

Since then, they have won 2 more state titles and have been to the state finals every year fot the last 10 years and even earned recognition in 2004 by Representative Troy Woodruff by mentioning the Marching Titans in Indiana House Resoulution 010. [ [http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2005/HRESP/HR0010.html Passed House Resolution 0010 ] ]

Gibson Southerns finished in 1st place in 2007. [ [http://www.courierpress.com/news/2007/oct/21/bands-shineat-state/ Bands shine at state : Local News : Evansville Courier Press ] ]

Every year, the Marching Titans participate in the parades of the three largest towns festivals; The Haubstadt Somerfest in June, The Owensville Watermelon Festival in August, and the Fort Branch Fall Days in September.

External links

[http://www.indianamarching.com/bands/index.php?type=Band&school=Gibson%20Southern&city=Fort%20Branch Gibson Southern's Indiana Marching.com Page]
Band Index - Gibson Southern H.S.

[http://www.indianafieldbands.com/The%20Bands/Gibson_Southern.htm Gibson Southern Marching Titans 2000-2007]
[http://www.indianafieldbands.com/The%20Bands/Gibson_Southern_Page_2.htm Gibson Southern Marching Titans 1974-1999]
Summary of Gibson Southern's Performance since 1974

References


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