Albion, Holley-Kendall marching bands earn 1st place awards at Springville competition

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 May 2023 at 8:34 am

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SPRINGVILLE – The marching bands from Albion and Holley-Kendall both earned first place awards during the Springville Pageant of Bands on Saturday.

Albion’s marching band had the top overall score in the parade at 97.6. There were nine marching bands in the parade on a rainy day.

Albion also was honored for Outstanding Colorguard, Outstanding Drum Major Team (Jason Anstey and Audrey Pask) and Class B Champion.

The Albion band next performs on Saturday at the Darien Lake Music Fest, and then for the Memorial Day parade in Albion on May 29.

The Holley-Kendall Marching Band competed for the first time at the Springville Pageant of Bands and earned a 1st Place finish in Class C for the parade competition with a score of 92.6, which was more points than the bands from West Valley and Genesee Valley.

Taigan Guerrero, a Kendall senior and Holley-Kendall marching band drum major also was recognized as Best Drum Major in the parade.

The band was welcomed back to town with an enthusiastic escort from Holley Police Department, Murray Joint Fire District, Clarendon Fire Department and Kendall Fire Department.

The Holley-Kendall Marching Band will be performing at Holley June Fest on June 3, Albion Strawberry Festival on June 10, and on June 14 at Hawk Stadium in Holley for the annual spring showcase and awards ceremony.

The Holley-Kendall Marching Band is under the Direction of Zach Busch (Holley), Assistant Direction of Scott Wheeler (Holley) & Meghan Pitarresi (Kendall), and Color Guard Direction of Emily Kwiatkowski.