Medina band earns first place to open fall season

Posted 16 September 2018 at 7:39 pm

Provided photo: The Medina Mustang Marching Band performs Saturday in Hilton. Medina will host the Fall Festival of Bands this Saturday at Vets Park.

Courtesy of Medina Mustang Band

MEDINA – The Medina Mustang Marching Band entered its first competition of the season on Saturday at Hilton where nine bands in five different classifications performed.

In SS1 Medina took first place with a score of 78.6 followed by East Irondequoit in second place with a score of 76.35. Other winners were LeRoy in SS3 with a score of 61.85; Hilton in LS3 at 68.55; Webster in LS2 with 74.4; and Victor in National class with a score of 82.35.

Medina’s show is entitled “Together As One” and is a play on the word “One” and incorporates its many meanings. Using the concepts of One Note, One Idea and One Section, the show goes on a musical journey that portrays all these simplistic yet profound ideas.

Visually shapes, a square, triangle and circle, were used to weave and spin the show concept.  In the finale the shapes come together as “One”.  The concept is simple and the message is that there is strength in coming together as one in our daily lives.

The show is under the direction of Jim Steele and the band is led onto the field by Drum Major, Maisie Griffin with the assistance of Drum Majors Alissa Blount and Ray Paul. Special thanks go out to the crew who built the props, headed by Shawn Callard.

Medina’s next performance is at their home show on Saturday at Vets Park. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m.

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