Maricopa High School Marching Rams achieved its best score to date in the AzMBA 3A Championship with its performance of “In the Cards” Saturday at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert.

The competition took place after the Rams had marched in the Veterans Day Parade in Maricopa that morning.

The score of 75.213 placed them ninth out of 24 schools. With higher-scoring bands like Mesa and Queen Creek unable to attend the Grand Championships, MHS qualified for the event Sunday at Mesa Community College. There, they finished 10th with a score of 71.51.

A grand championship judge said, “This year’s edition of the Maricopa Marching Band may be the one of the strongest groups of ambassadors to date.”

The Marching Rams are directed by Ivan Pour and Assistant Director Logan Harper. Colorguard coach is Eliana Araiza, volunteer assistants Dannie Bradley and Alyssa Harper, percussion caption head David Hales and front ensemble instructor Stuart Delaney.