Mustang Band kicks off fall season with 2nd place at East Rochester

Posted 7 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – The Mustang Band performs “Miss Saigon” during a Saturday competition at East Rochester.

By Kathy Dreyfus
Publicity chairwoman for Medina Mustang Band

Let the competition begin! The Medina Mustang Band competed for the first time this season on Saturday at Eastridge High School. It was a beautiful evening when nine bands from Western New York performed.

In the Small School 1 category Medina took 2nd place with a score of 75.50 while Eastridge took 1st place with a score of 76.30.

Medina’s show, “Miss Saigon” portrays the smash Broadway musical, an emotionally charged story of an American soldier who meets, falls in love with and marries a Vietnamese girl. Powerful music and thematic drill design bring this show to life.

Medina will next compete on Sept. 20 at the band’s home show, The Fall Festival. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

The rest of the Mustang schedule includes Sept. 27 at West Genesee, Oct. 4 at Orchard Park, Oct. 11 at Victor, Oct. 18 at Webster and the finale on Oct. 26 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.