Pickens Band earns awards

The Pickens High School Marching Band began its 2013-14 marching season with its first competition Saturday at the Boiling Springs Festival of Bands. The band’s show, entitled “Hide and Seek” earned it an impressive first in Class 3A, best music, best color guard, highest color guard of the day, silver grand champions and second overall. The best band director went to PHS Band director Chaz Paxton. The band as always provides music for Pickens Blue Flame football games and as an added treat will be performing its show on Friday, Oct. 25, during halftime.