Medina Winterguard takes 2nd in first competition of season

Posted 16 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Medina Marching Band

MEDINA – The Medina Winterguard competed for the first time this season on Saturday at Victor. Medina is in the Scholastic A class and they took second place with a score of 63.18 while Victor took first with a score of 70.81.

Medina’s Winterguard season began in November with auditions and practices. The Varsity Guard consists of 30 students in grades 7 – 12. Their show this year is “From Cocoons to Wings” with music selections from Aaron Copeland’s “Appalachian Spring.”

Winterguard is part of the marching band program and under the direction of Jim Steele and Cheri Pritchard. The show was designed by Vincent Monacelli and Kristen Costa, choreographed by Kristen Costa and Matt Winans and instructed by Diana Baker. Winans and Baker are both Medina alums.

Medina’s performance schedule includes Feb. 28 at Marcus Whitman, March 7 at Lancaster, March 14 Medina’s Home Show and March 21 in Holley. The championships are on Sunday, April 12, at SUC Brockport.