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The Pride of Northwest is the largest performing ensemble within the band program at Northwest Rankin High School. The marching band is comprised of 140+ students involved in all facets of the band program. The band is under the direction of Ben Burge, Matt McDonald, Lyndsey Bobo, and Jerry Pickering.
The Pride of Northwest performs at all football games, several festivals and competitions, and many events in our community. The band will attend several marching festivals and competitions this fall. The band has consistently earned 'Superior' rating in many festivals and competitions throughout the state and region. The band has also traveled extensively, most recently traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the Bands of America Super Regional Championship, and has also traveled to Chicago, IL to participate in the nationally televised State Street Thanksgiving Day Parade.