Medina winterguard concludes season at championships

Posted 7 April 2024 at 7:24 pm

Provided photos: The Medina varsity guard consists of 11 students in grades 8-12.

Courtesy of Medina Band Boosters

MEDINA – The winterguard season for Medina came to a close on Saturday when the championships  were held at the Gates-Chili High School. The Northeast Color Guard Circuit is a governing body for visual performing arts competition in Western NY and was f founded in 1988. The organization is a current partner with the Winter Guard International.

A total of 28 guards came to compete in seven classifications. Medina’s varsity guard competed in the SA class and came in 4th place with 76.95 while Victor earned 1st place with 85.54.

There were seven guards in the Cadet class and Greece Middle School came in 1st place with 78.85 while Medina came in 6th at 71.05.

In Regional A Corning Painted Post earned 1st place with 85.94. The A1 class had five participants and Gates-Chili earned 1st with 81.94.

There were only two guards in the IA class and Gates-Chili earned 1st with 89.81 and  Batavia came in 2nd with 86.80. Luminosa was the only guard in the Senior class and they scored 89.48.

The Heritage Hurricanes are an all-abilities group sponsored by the Heritage Christian Services and they performed in exhibition.

The members of the Medina Marching Band and Colorguard are already preparing for their street season which includes parades on Memorial Day, the Sherburne Pageant May 31 and June 1 and their trip to Virginia Beach .

The Medina JV guard includes 13 students in grades 5-7.