Edmond Santa Fe dethrones 2 Tulsa Schools


Luke Roberson, Howler Staff Writer

The Edmond Santa Fe marching band beat the Union and Jenks marching bands for the first time in Santa Fe history at the Owasso Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The Owasso Invitational is an annual marching band competition where schools across the Midwest region come and compete against each other for individual scores and to be ranked against other schools. 

Last year, Santa Fe got fourth at Owasso, following Jenks, Bixby and Union. Getting ahead of two of these schools this contest was very unexpected.

“I thought we would go solid fourth, the Tulsa schools would be ahead of us, we would beat the usual people we beat,” Senior trombone Carter Davis said.

Ever since Head Band Director Dane Romano was in high school, Tulsa schools have been some of the top-performing schools in Oklahoma.

“They were on a different level from all the rest of us,” Romano said.

Beating Jenks and Union is a promising sign for the Santa Fe marching band.

“I wouldn’t say it’s changed the way I viewed things, but it’s really finally kind of shown we’ve turned a page from what the band has been,” Carter Davis said.