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The Marching Vikings compete in the largest divisions, classes 4A and 5A. Although Union Pines High School is classified as a 3A school the band competes in the larger divisions due to the large size of the band, an impressive statistic that isn’t typical for high school bands.  The band also represents around 13 percent of the school's population, another equally impressive statistic.

The Marching Vikings take the field under the direction of Rob Hill. The percussion instructor is Donnie Bentley and sideline percussion instructor is Tim Haley. The 2021 drum majors are Cody Green & Raine Brown. The student leaders are responsible for directing the band while they perform on the field. The brass captain is Holden Dull, the woodwind captain is Carson Bell, the sideline percussion captain is Emma Turonis, the field percussion captain is Canaan Theis, and the Color Guard captain is Nicole Volk.

Recent awards include straight superior rating at all 2021 competitions. Their 2021 accomplishments include:

Pinecrest Bandfest

Drum Major: 1st place!

Percussion: 1st place!

Visual Ensemble: 1st place!

General Effect: 1st place!

Marching: 1st place!

Music: 1st place!

1st place overall 4A Champion!

Foothills Invitational

2nd Place Music!

3rd Place Overall in competition against 22 Bands!

Battle in the Bears Den


Visual Performance (Marching): 1st Place

General Effect: 1st Place

Music: 1st Place

Percussion 2nd Place overall

Overall in 4A: 1st Place!

Lee County Brick Capital Classic


Drum Major: 1st place!

Visual Ensemble: 2nd place

Percussion: 1st place!

Marching: 1st place!

Music: 1st place!

General Effect: 1st place!

Christian Lee Percussion Award! (Highest percussion score regardless of class, 97)

Brian Tyner Music Award! (Highest music score regardless of class)

Overall: 1st place! with an overall score of 94.4

They also include third place overall at the 2019 Midway High School band competition with a superior rating.  Runner-Up Grand Champion spot at the Clayton High School band competition  with the top overall General Effect of the day, Grand Champion at 2019 East Randolph Wildcat Band Classic with 1st place Drum Major, Color Guard, Percussion, General Effect, Visual Performance, and Music overall! Grand Champion at the 2019 Lee County Brick Capital Classic with top place in 5A competition in Music, General Effect, and Music while earning the Brian Tyner Music Award which is the highest music score regardless of class.


Awards for the past few years include straight superior ratings at all competitions with a first place finish in 5A bands, visual ensemble, drum major, percussion, marching execution, and music at the 2018 Lee County Brick Capital Classic.  Runner-up Grand Champion, first place visual ensemble, and drum major at Triton High School. Second place band in 4A competition with first place in marching, percussion, and drum major at the 2018 Pinecrest Band Fest.

The Marching Vikings also represented the state of North Carolina at the National Festival of States performance in Philadelphia, and have also been the North Carolina bands representative for the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., and for concert band performance in San Antonio, Texas.

Visit the Schedule page for the band's upcoming performance schedule.


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