Medina Winterguard performs in Corning, state championships next

Posted 25 March 2019 at 10:27 am

Photos courtesy of Medina Band Boosters: The Varsity guard consists of students in grades 9-12. This year the show is “I Can Only Imagine.”

Photos courtesy of Medina Band Boosters

All three of Medina’s guard units competed in Corning-Painted Post on Saturday at the last competition before the championships next week at Gates-Chili.

In the Novice class Medina earned 1st place followed by the Hinsdale Starliners in 2nd place.

In the RA class, Medina Junior Varsity earned 1st place with a score of 77.50 followed by Dundee with 73.26 and Corning-Painted Post Black with 72.65.

The JV guard consists of students in grades 4 thru 9 with many returning members who have moved up and accepted a more challenging show. Their show is “Imperfect.”

In the SA class Medina earned 2nd place with a score of 85.94, bested by Corning-Painted Post Gold with a score of 86.62, a mere 0.68 difference.

Winners in the other classes were Gates Cadet with 66.92; in the Senior class Dare TBD with 73.15;  in A1 class Gates-Chili with 78.06; in IA class Gates-Chili Independent with 89.61; in SO class Phoenix with 87.90.  The ARC of Yates performed in exhibition.

The Championships are Saturday at the Gates-Chili High School, 1 Spartan Way, Rochester. The gates open at 11 a.m. and the show starts at noon. Medina’s Novice guard performs at 12:14, the Junior Varsity at 1 p.m. and Varsity at 4:05 p.m.  The entire show will be done by 6 p.m.

The Novice Pony guard is in their second year and consists of students in grades 5-8. This year their show is “The Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin.”

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