Medina band headed to Disney

Staff Reports Posted 12 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Medina Mustang Band student leaders are pictured at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse for the New York State Field Band Conference Championship. Students include, from left: Alexis Neuman (Guard Captain, Andrea Toussaint (Assistant Drum Major), Amanda Lunden (Drum Major), Tristan Sanders (Assistant Drum Major) and Brittani Goodin (Guard Captain).

MEDINA – The Medina Mustang Band is going to Disney World. The band, which finished second in the state championship in Syarcuase on Nov. 1, will be performing a compilation of Disney Music at the Grand Parade at the Magic Kingdom on April 22.

The band is looking forward to this once in a lifetime trip and what the new season will bring.

Band Director Jimmy Steele said he is very proud of the band for its accomplishments in the fall season.

“We did a magic show called ‘Illusions.’ The kids did a great job and we were really thrilled with the progress of the little ones from day one of band camp to the end of the season,” he said. “The growth of the kids and how they felt about their performance was great. Overall it was a great season.”

The Medina Band Boosters have been raising money so the cost to students has been reduced to $275 a person. The Boosters are doing another pizza sale on Jan. 30. The last one sold 1,800 pizzas in six hours.

Route 104 Redemption Center also is offering a 6-cent return on bottles and cans that are received to be credited to the Mustang Marching Band.