The Bradwell Institute Tiger Marching Band, which has been raising funds to purchase new uniforms, recently held its first Miss Bradwell Institute Pageant on Feb. 8 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
All the event’s proceeds benefitted the uniform drive.
According to band director Jeremy Fermin, senior Leah Haley was crowned Miss Bradwell and also won the title of Miss Congeniality, as well as the pageant’s talent and interview portions. Freshman Cailin Ingram was first runner-up and junior Kadesia Robinson was second runner-up. Ingram also won the evening-wear category, while junior Omaralys Lara-Garcia was named the most photogenic.
Other members of the field were senior Brittany Jackson and sophomore Mya Soto.
Fermin said the band’s current uniforms are getting beyond repair and are more than a decade old. In order to equip the entire marching band, roughly $37,500 needs to be raised. Fermin said they are about $10,000 shy of that goal.
From 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, the band will be at the McDonald’s on Highway 196 to raise funds. On March 29, Hinesville Ford will have free Ford test drives to benefit the band. For more information on the Tiger Marching Band, go to bradwellband.com.