Indoor Drumline brings home state championship

The Holmes Community College Indoor Drumline captured their third Mississippi Indoor Association State Championship in the last four years Friday night in Jackson.

The 29-member drumline competed Friday night in the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson and brought home the title over Southwest Mississippi Community College. Holmes also won state titles in 2015 and 2016 as well.

"They worked hard," Indoor Drumline Director Jeffrey Brown said. "We had a rough start at the beginning of the semester because we lost a lot of students due to grades. We had to do a lot of moving around the first couple of practices. Overall, I'm pretty pleased on how they overcame those odds and pulled it out."

Brown said audience appeal and their overall strength was the difference this season. "We had strong players," he said. "Our show had a lot of energy. Southwest did a really good show; it was neat and clean. Our show had a lot of audience appeal. It was exciting, and our students were into it. And it doesn't hurt that this was the largest battery section in the school's history!"

The Holmes Indoor Drumline is in its 10th year and the win put Holmes on top for the most state championships in the independent category from the Mississippi Indoor Association.