Banding together!

By on November 2, 2016
Manheim Central’s Marching Barons performed “Revolutions,” their 2016 steampunk inspired show, in exhibition on Oct. 29 during their Cavalcade of Bands competition. (Photos by Alan Johnson)

Manheim Central’s Marching Barons performed “Revolutions,” their 2016 steampunk inspired show, in exhibition on Oct. 29 during their Cavalcade of Bands competition. (Photos by Alan Johnson)

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Cavalcade of Bands scores

Manheim Central Marching Barons hosted a Cavalcade of Bands competition on Oct. 29 at Elden Rettew Stadium. The results were as follows:

American Division: first place, Greencastle-Antrim, 88.35; second place, Camp Hill, 87.65; third place, Warwick, 86.65; fourth place, Big Spring/Shikellamy, 82.70. Greencastle-Antrim received High Auxiliary and High Percussion honors.

Freedom Division: Cedar Crest received an Excellent score.

Independence Division: first place, Littlestown, 91.60; second place, Blue Mountain, 88.30; third place, Montrose, 86.00; fourth place, Delone Catholic, 83.20. Blue Mountain received High Auxiliary, and Littlestown received High Percussion.

Yankee Division: first place, Unionville, 93.05; second place, Wilson, 90.35. Unionville received High Auxiliary and High Percussion.

Liberty Division: first place, Susquehannock, 92.95; second place, New Oxford, 90.25; third place, East Pennsboro, 89.40; fourth place, Carlisle, 88.70; fifth place, South Western, 87.70; sixth place, Penn Manor, 83.65; seventh place, Francis Scott Key, 83.30. Susquehannock received High Auxiliary and High Percussion honors.

Manheim Central performed an exhibition of its 2016 show package, “Revolutions,” in the Patriot division, and received a score of 86.10.

 

COUCH POTATO — Taylor Knecht couldn’t possily find a more relaxed trumpet playing pose. (Photo by Mark Myers)

COUCH POTATO — Taylor Knecht couldn’t possily find a more relaxed trumpet playing pose. (Photo by Mark Myers)

Warwick participates in competition at Manheim Central H.S.

The Warwick Marching Band (WMB) performed in competition at the Manheim Central Baron’s Invitational Competition held at MCHS on Oct. 29, placing third in the American Division. The band had what they considered to be one of their best performances in uniform so far this season, with a score of 86.65.

The Invitational included 19 bands total, five in their division, with two awards ceremonies and several thousand spectators. Other participating local bands included: Cedar Crest, Penn Manor, and Manheim Central, who performed in exhibition.

The performance topped a busy schedule which started with the Lititz Halloween Parade on Monday night. The band played various pep tunes in the parade and entertained the crowd with a portion of their field show at the judges stand. On Friday, Oct. 28, the band took middle school students with them to the away football game at Conestoga Valley. These potential marching band students had the opportunity to see the fun of marching band — watch the band perform their show, and join in performing pep tunes in the bleachers.

This week the band welcomes their new director of bands, Matt Tenaglia. Tenaglia comes to Warwick School District from the North Schuylkill School District, where he has been leading the Spartan Marching Band. He will be taking over as director of the Warwick High School and middle school bands, as well as leading both school’s Jazz Bands; and teaching several sections of general music. While interim director Eric Rothenberger will finish out this year’s marching band schedule, Tenaglia will be taking over next year.

This week the WMB will be putting the final coat of polish on their 2016 show. The schedule includes traveling to a football game at McCaskey High School on Friday, Nov. 4; and Hatboro Horsham High School on Saturday, Nov. 5 for the final competition before championships. Cavalcade Championships are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 13 at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.

Members of the WHS colorguard perform some moves Mary Antionette never dared. (Photo by Mark Myers)

Members of the WHS colorguard perform some moves Mary Antionette never dared. (Photo by Mark Myers)

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