August 13, 2016
Appalachian Sound’s inaugural season came to a triumphant conclusion with a trip to Indianapolis for the 2016 SoundSport International Music and Food Festival. The corps’ final performance of Echoes of Appalachia received enthusiastic crowd response and praise from the SoundSport judges, who awarded Appalachian Sound a Silver Rating. At the conclusion of the day’s performances, members from Appalachian Sound joined hundreds of other performers from 15 other SoundSport groups including the Columbus Saints, the Jim Ott Brass Ensemble: Third Coast, the Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Bridgemen Alumni in the season’s final massed ensemble performance of the SoundSport anthem, Raise Your Voice. After the SoundSport festivities concluded, members enjoyed the excitement of the 2016 Drum Corps International World Championship Finals as one of the benefits of participation in the SoundSport program.