Medina band starts fall season with good showing at Jamestown

Contributed Story Posted 20 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photo from Medina Marching Band

MEDINA – The Medina Mustang band competed for the first time this season on Saturday at Jamestown High School. It was a rainy start to the show but all seven bands were able to perform outside.

Medina was the only contender in the SS1 class and scored 76.35, which was about par for their first show in comparison with past years.

“The kids performed very well for their first show of the year,” said Jim Steele, band director. “For the seniors it was the beginning of the end of a great career in band. For the 35 rookies, it was their very first show – very exciting to say the least, very proud of all of them.”

Medina hosts the next competition, the Fall Festival of Bands on Saturday at Vets Park. It is a great opportunity to see the band without having to travel too far, said Kathy Dreyfus, publicity chairwoman for the band.