Medina band brings home several 1st place awards at Sherburne competition

Posted 5 June 2022 at 5:02 pm

Photos and information courtesy of Medina Marching Band

The Sherburne community in Chenango County hosted its 73rd annual pageant of bands from June 2nd through June 4th. This pageant is the oldest and longest running event of its kind in the state.

The Sherburne community, the Volunteer Fire Department and the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District come together to sponsor this event. There were 40 schools from around the state that participated and this was Medina’s second year at the competition. Medina was in Class AA for any event they participated in.

In jazz, Medina competed against two other bands in Class AA and earned 1st place with a score of 99. In concert band, Medina competed against three other schools and came in 2nd place with a score of 84. In small ensemble, Medina performed a clarinet quartet competing against two other schools and earned 2nd place with a score of 93.

The parade is a big event with 36 schools performing and the people in town begin setting up their chairs along Main Street on Friday night down the 3-mile route.

In Class AA Medina earned 1st place with a score of 98.25 and 1st place in color guard with 90.  In a separate drumline competition, Medina earned 1st place with 64.5.

Two other events were the White Sabres Drum & Bugle Corps in exhibition and the 3rd Marine Air Wing Rock Band from San Diego, CA.

This was the last competitive performance for the band in the 2021-2022 school year. The season will close with the band banquet.