Albion marching band wins ‘Peoples’ Choice Award’ in YouTube vote

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 June 2021 at 8:12 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Annalise Steier, one of the drum majors in the Albion marching band, directs the group during a performance for parents and friends last month on May 27. The band performed “Old Town Road.”

ALBION – The Albion marching band, in its only competition this season, won the Peoples’ Choice Award, getting more YouTube likes for its video and two other bands in the AA Division.

The video competition was organized by the Sherburne-Earlville Pageant of Bands is up. People could only vote once. (The video link is no longer available.) Albion topped Norwich HS in second place, and Fonda-Fultonville HS in third.

Albion filmed its video on May 8. The contest gave the band a competition and an event, because its parade season was cancelled.

Albion and its 50 band members performed “Old Town Road” and the video also included some antics and whimsical moments.

“The band appreciates the community’s support, especially in this unusual year, which included practices held virtually via Zoom, no travel, and no live competitions or parades,” said band director Mike Thaine. “I applaud the core of kids who stuck with it!”