Mustang Band wins lots of first place awards at NJ festival

Staff Reports Posted 23 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Press release, Medina Mustang Band

MEDINA – The Medina Mustang Band traveled to New Jersey from May 16-19 and competed in the Music in the Parks Festival, taking first place in parade with a score of 98, first in concert band with a score of 98 and also won the overall concert band award (highest scoring High School Concert Band).The Mustangs also won first in jazz with a score of 96.25 and took the overall jazz award. Student Cameron Morgan was named best soloist for the High School Jazz competition.

Band Directors Jim Steele and Cheri Pritchard stated the students represented their school and community very well with outstanding performances.Many great comments came from the judges and other competing band directors and staffs.

The band directors want to publicly thank 28 chaperones and staff that made this trip a success.Without the chaperones, the support of the Mustang Band Boosters, school administrators and staff, the directors and band would not have been able to pull off this monumental trip.

The band looks forward to showing off their street show, “Ol’ Blue Eyes” to the Medina community on Monday at the Memorial Day Parade. The next and last competition for the band will be at the Gorham Pageant of Bands held May 31 and June 1.