Medina, Albion marching bands get high scores at Seneca Falls

Photos courtesy of Medina Marching Band: The Medina Marching Band was named grand champion in the senior high division of the parade competition Saturday in Seneca Falls.

Staff Reports Posted 20 May 2019 at 8:05 am

SENECA FALLS – The Seneca Falls school district hosted its 47th Annual Pageant of Bands on Friday and Saturday with 14 schools performing in competition in a variety of events. The weather was excellent and many people from Albion and Medina came out to see the parade as the schools put on their best shows.

In High School Jazz Medina took 1st place with a score of 97.5, followed by Solvay in 2nd with 97 and Albion in 3rd with 91.

In Junior High Jazz, Medina took second place. Solvay was 1st and Mexico came in 3rd.

In High School Concert Band, Medina took 1st place as well as the top score in Twirling with 90.5.  The Medina Colorguard came in 2nd with 89.6 and was bested by Corning Painted Post.

Medina entered the Stand Still Percussion and won 1st place with 97.5.

The Medina Colorguard earned a second place at Seneca Falls.

There were 10 schools that entered parade competition in 7 different classifications. Albion earned a score of 89 in its first show of the season.

Outstanding Jazz Musician in the Senior High class went to Sophia Cardone for piano. Mexico won the Class Champions in the Jr. High B Division. Medina won the Class Champions in the Sr. High Division.

Grand Champions for Jr. High went to Mexico and Grand Champions in the Sr. High Division went to Medina.

Medina will perform in the Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. on May 27 and will enter its final competition May 31 and June 1 in Sherborne, NY.

The Albion marching band will be in the Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Kiebala: Arella Ives, an Albion drum major, leads the band in the parade on Saturday.

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