Medina Winterguard starts season with a first place at Orchard Park

Provided photos: The Medina Varsity Winterguard performs on Saturday and took first place at Orchard Park.

Posted 27 January 2019 at 7:19 pm

Courtesy of Medina Mustang Band

MEDINA – The Medina Junior Varsity and Varsity Winterguards performed in competition for the first time this season on Saturday at Orchard Park with 25 guard units from Western New York and Canada performing.

The JV competed in the Regional A class (RA) and took second place with a score of 48.52. First place went to Lancaster with a score of 48.92.

The Varsity Guard performed in the Scholastic A class and earned first place with a score of 57.92.

The Winterguard season for Medina began in November with auditions and practices. Medina is sponsoring 3 guard units this season. The Pony guard is in its second year of existence and consists of 15 students in grades 5-8. This year their show is “The Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin.”

The Medina Junior Varsity Winterguard earned second place.

The Junior Varsity Guard consists of 14 students in grades 4-9 with many returning members who have moved up in their skill level and accomplishments. This year’s show is “Imperfect” about the determination and perseverance that it takes to overcome the demons in our lives and realize that we are each perfect in our own way.

The Varsity Guard consists of 13 students in grades 7-12 who are seasoned performers. This year their show is “I Can Only Imagine.” Many people experience the loss of a loved one and this show takes you on a journey that can bring back fond memories of that special person.

All three guards will compete on this Saturday in Batavia. In total they will compete in eight shows this season before the championships. Medina’s home show is March 9.

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