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Medina hosts first Winterguard competition since 2008

Posted 23 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – Medina’s Varsity Guard performs “Dance of the Dolls” on Saturday during a competition at Medina.

Press release, Medina Marching Band

MEDINA – The Medina Mustang Band and its Boosters on Saturday hosted the Winterguard Colorburst 2014 show, the first time Medina has hosted a Winterguard show since 2008.

Medina’s Pony Guard performs “Roar” during a Winterguard show on Saturday at Medina.

The event involved 15 colorguard units from Western NY and Canada performing in exhibition or competition.

Medina’s Pony Guard performed their show “Roar” in exhibition. This year’s group consists of 34 students in grades 5 and 6 who will hopefully serve as training and recruiting for the varsity guard.

Medina’s Varsity Guard was the only competitor in the Scholastic A (SA) class and scored 72.82. Their show, “Dance of the Dolls,” highlights the gymnastic abilities of the girls.

The 1st place winners in each of the classes are:
GCP (Gates Chili Patriots) in Cadet class, 57.45; Ventures in RA (Regional A), 73.48; Gates in A1, 62.59; Lakeside in SR, 51.97; Medina in Scholastic A (scholastic A), 72.82; and Ventures in 1A, 78.58. Webster’s Drumline completed the show with an unscored performance.

Overall the guard show was a success with approximately 350 people attending. Medina is dedicating its 2014 season to Lisa Marie Husung who passed away at age 23 on Jan. 2, 2014 following a hard fought battle with Lupus. Lisa graduated from Medina in 2008 and had participated in Winterguard and Colorguard for five years.