Medina Winterguard takes third at Orchard Park

Posted 3 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Group has several performances in February and March

Provided photos – The Medina Winterguard members competed in Orchard Park on Saturday and finished in third place.

The Pony Guard includes fifth- and sixth-graders.

Press release
Medina Marching Band

MEDINA – The Medina Winterguard, which is part of the Medina Marching Band program, competed at Orchard Park on Saturday in the Scholastic A classification, and took third place (63.57) out of four in that class.

The Winterguard season began in November with auditions and practices. The Varsity Guard includes 25 students in grades 7 through 12. This year’s show is “Dance of the Dolls” with music selections by Shostakovich, Adele and the Hollywood String Orchestra.

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

The Winterguard performance schedule is Feb. 15th at Liverpool, Feb. 22 in Medina, March 1 at Lancaster, March 8 at Marcus Whitman, and March 22 at Holley, with the championships on March 29 at Brockport State College.

The Pony Guard consists of 34 students in grades 5 and 6 and their show this year is “Roar” with music selection by Katy Perry. The show is designed, choreographed and instructed by Patti Page, also a Medina graduate. This group will perform at Medina’s home show on Feb. 22.