Albion Marching Band earns another win

Posted 4 June 2014 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – In this photo from the Memorial Day parade in Albion, drum majors Brooke Chandler, left, and Char Olick lead the band down Main Street.

Press release
Albion Marching Band

The Albion Purple Eagles Marching Band earned another first place award Saturday with a championship showing at the parade competition in Nunda.

The Purple Eagles’ performance scored 97.8, which garnered first place in Open Class, the overall high parade score (among all classes), and the high color guard award.  Addison was the second place band with an 85.5, and Canaseraga came in third with a score of 85.4.

The Albion band’s show, entitled “Heartbeats”, features love-themed music including songs by Queen, Bon Jovi, Phil Collins, and Elvis Presley. Effects include a 10-foot high valentine heart prop and a mass release of red, eco-friendly balloons.

The Purple Eagles have two more performances this season: Saturday in the Holley June Fest parade, and at Albion’s Strawberry Festival parade on June 14.