Medina Marching Band takes 2nd at state competition in Syracuse

Photos courtesy of Kelly Kiebala: The Medina Marching Band performs “Together As One” during today’s state championship at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 October 2018 at 11:28 pm

MEDINA – The Medina Marching Band competed in the state championships today at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, and came in second in the small school 1 class.

The event for the New York State Field Band Conference culminated months of work by the band.

Medina’s score of 90.25 was topped only by the 91.65 for Malverne, a school from Long Island.

Other scores in the small score 1 division include: 89.55 for East Syracuse Minoa (3rd); 87.50 for Central Square, 87.30 for New Hartford, 85.55 for Oswego, 84.50 for Mohonasen and 84.45 for East Irondequoit.

Some of bands join together on the field at the Carrier Dome.

Medina was second at the state championship in 2017 with a score of 92.35. Last year, Malverne was third with 91.70 and East Syracuse Minoa won first with 92.60.

Medina was third in 2016 with a score of 90.00, and second in 2015 with 91.20.

This was the 45th annual championship competition with 53 schools participating today in 6 divisions.

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Medina Mustang Band performs for the home crowd during the Fall Festival of Bands at Vets Park on Sept. 22.

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