Medina Marching Band earns another 1st, this time at Webster

Posted 10 October 2021 at 6:27 pm

Photo and information courtesy of Medina Marching Band

WEBSTER – The Medina Mustang Marching Band traveled to Webster on Saturday for their fourth competition this season. Again the weather was beautiful when six bands came to compete and show their musical and marching skills.

In SS1 Medina earned 1st place with a score of 85.95 followed by East Irondequoit at 83.35.  Other competitors were Greece in LS3 with a score of 77.9 and Webster in LS2 with 84.95.  Victor earned 1st place in the National class with 85.6 followed by Lancaster in 2nd with 85.4.  Medina will compete next in Victor on Oct. 16 and then in Greece on Oct. 23.

The championship show held by the NYS Field Band Conference will be on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The show starts at 8 a.m. and runs through to 10 p.m. with 50 high school marching bands and 4,000 students participating. The show is broken up into three segments with SS3 and SS2 classes beginning at 8 a.m. and each band has 15 minutes to get out on the field, set up, perform and exit the field in total. This 1st segment will finish at noon.

The second segment involves LS3 and LS2 beginning at 12:45 p.m. and ending 4:30 p.m. There are 16 bands in this segment.

The third segment involves SS1 and National class and involves 18 bands competing followed by a performance by the Syracuse University band. Medina is scheduled to perform at 5:45 p.m. and this will be their 44th appearance in this competition.

The 2021 NYS Field Band Conference Hall of Fame inductees include Joseph McKain from Medina who led the marching band from 1970 to 1999.