We didn't do quite as well at the competition today as we'd hoped, but the important thing is that our total score today was 8 points higher than our score was last year. That's something the band should definitely be proud of.
They only announced the ranking for the top 5 bands in our class, and we were either 6th or 7th (the boys didn't remember for sure). I thought we did better than the 5th place band, but then, I was busy taking photos during our band's performance so maybe I missed something. Our soloists definitely sounded better than the 5th place band's soloists. Oh well - it's all pretty subjective. And at least they didn't come in last place!