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Vets’ Park will host Fall Festival of Bands on Sept. 21 in Medina

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 2 September 2019 at 12:14 pm

File photo by Tom Rivers: The drum major for West Seneca Marching Band is pictured during the Fall Festival of Bands in Medina on Sept. 26 in 2015.

MEDINA – The Medina Mustang Marching Band will host its annual Fall Festival of Bands on Sept. 21 at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Nine bands will perform in competition, with the Mustangs debuting their new show in the recently renovated Vets’ Park. Title of their show is “Walk the Path,” an exploration of finding your path in life, taking action and walking the path forward.

The show will take the audience through three movements – “Finding the Path,” “Taking Action” and Walking the Path.”

The band will be led on the field by drum major Jada Draper, with assistants Lacey Kenward, Margaret Klotzbach and Miranda Zelazny. Color Guard captain is McKenna Callard.

Gates will open at 5 p.m., with the show starting at 6 p.m. Medina will take the field at 7:35 p.m.

Other bands are Le Roy, 6 p.m.; Pioneer, 6:13 p.m.; Northwestern, 6:26 p.m.; Orchard Park, 6:39 p.m.; West Seneca West, 6:52 p.m.; Webster, 7:05 p.m.; Jamestown, 7:48 p.m.; and Lancaster, 8:01 p.m.

There will be an intermission from 7:18 to 7:35 p.m., with award presentations beginning at 8:35 p.m.

The Mustang Boosters will again be selling food in the concession stand, as well as buttons, program books and candy grams. A 50/50 raffle will also take place.

Leaders of the Mustang Marching Band are Jim Steele, band director; Becky Botsford, assistant director; and Diana Baker, assistant director/guard caption head.

Others assisting are Mark Rider drill designer; Mike Heaney, visual consultant; Joe Organisciak, music director; Joe Guadagnino, percussion arranger; Jeff Pask, percussion caption head; Tiffany Organisciak, Matt Jaeger and Terry Steele, front end ensemble instructors; TJ Gray and Brian King, percussion instructors; and Kara Brown, guard instructor.

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