From an Odessa High School press release:
Odessa High School, from Odessa, Missouri, is excited to announce their plans to move to Scholastic Open Class for the 2016 season. Odessa is a two-time WGI Scholastic A Finalist and has competed at the World Championships 9 of the last 10 seasons. As a consistent Scholastic A semi-finalist and medalist in the Mid Continent Color guard Association, the staff felt the time was right to go back into the Open Class this season.
Following Odessa’s first Scholastic A finalist season of 2008 (Fugue in G Minor), the guard was promoted to Scholastic Open for the 2009 season. After moving back to Scholastic A in 2010, the guard again was a finalist with their program, Pursuit. With steady growth the last four seasons, the next challenge will be to continue their success in this new class.