Drumlines from across North Carolina competed in the 2014 Mike Tilley Drumline Competition at Hillside High School on March 22. The competition was held in honor of former Hillside band and drumline member Michael Tilley, who died in 2005 from suicide.
Greensboro’s Grimsley High School took top honors, with T.W. Andrews High School and Warren County High School finishing in second and third place, respectively. The Hillside marching band closed the competition with a brief exhibition performance, playing songs including Pharrell’s hit “Happy” and “Talking In Your Sleep” by the Romantics.
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