Medina’s Varsity Winterguard takes 2nd at championships

Staff Reports Posted 31 March 2019 at 1:43 pm

Photos courtesy of Wendi Pencille: Medina’s varsity guard consists of 13 students in grades 7-12. 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. The students performed with photographs of loved ones who have passed away.

GATES – Medina’s Winterguard units competed at the North East Color Guard Circuit championships on Saturday, with Medina’s varsity coming in second just behind Corning-Painted Post.

Medina earned a score of 82.91, with CPP at 83.48 during the championships at Gates-Chili High School.

There were 33 guard units from western NY and Canada competing in 9 different classes.  In addition, the ARC of Yates and the Heritage Hurricanes performed in exhibition and tied for Grand Champions.

The Novice class consisted of 3 guard units and Medina earned 1st place followed by Legacy and the Hinsdale Starliners.

The RA class had 7 guards in total and Medina earned 2nd place with a score of 82.91, bested by Lancaster with a score of 84.08.

Winners in the other classes are Victor in the Cadet class with a score of 77.21; Batavia in the A1 class with 79.23; Magic of Scout House in the SR class with 78.24; Gates-Chili in the 1A class with 88.34; Victor in the SO class with 85.40; in the IO class the Lancaster Independent with 84.40.

While Winterguard comes to a close for many of these students their skills and talents will now be channeled to spring street band, where practice began March 26. The band will travel to Boston, Mass. on April 25 for competition in parade as well as concert and jazz performances.  They will also perform in the Seneca Fall Pageant May 17 and the Sherburne-Earlville Pageant on May 31.  The band will perform for Medina during the Memorial Day parade on May 27.

This photo shows all of the Medina’s Winterguard units.

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