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Mustang Band named grand champion at Gorham Pageant

Posted 3 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Medina Mustang Band co-directors Jim Steele and Cheri Pritchard are pictured with seniors in the program and the trophies the band won on Saturday after the Gorham Pageant of Bands.

Press release, Medina Mustang Band

MEDINA – The Mustang band completed its season on Friday and Saturday, taking many first- and second-place awards in several categories at the 52nd Gorham Pageant of Bands. The Medina band won grand champion in the parade.

This year’s parade was spectacular with 10 schools strutting their stuff down the street for all to see. Besides winning grand champion, Medina took first place in Class A with a score of 96.75, the highest score of all parade participants. They also received a Specialty Award for Best Colorguard in the High School class and Class Champions.

The pageant is an opportunity for students from several school band programs to come together and perform in a number of different venues. Medina has been participating in this pageant since 1967.

As a year-ending event the students have worked hard to polish their performance and show their skills. It’s a day of pride and accomplishments. For the seniors it is the last time they will perform together.

Medina’s Middle School Jazz band took second place with a score of 93.5. The High School Jazz band took second place with a score of 98.25 only to be bested by a narrow margin by East Irondequoit with a score of 98.75.

Specialty awards in Jazz went to Medina for Best Brass and to Medina and East Irondequoit for Best Rhythm. Medina also won Best Soloist recognition for Trumpet and Vibes.

The Dance Team took first place with score of 79.5, first place in Twirling with a 94.6 and Scholastic A Color Guard with a 91.3. In Percussion Standstill Medina and South Seneca tied for first place with a score of 87.5.

In Concert Band the Middle School took first place in Class B with 176.5 and the High School took first with 198 in Class A.

The Medina Mustang Marching Band and all its components are under the co-direction of James Steele and Cheri Pritchard.