Barons percussion ‘Eclipsed’ the competition

By on November 14, 2018

(Photos by Alan Johnson)

Manheim Central’s Marching Barons participated in the 59th annual Cavalcade of Bands Marching Band Championship on Nov. 10 at Hersheypark Stadium over the weekend.

With their performance packaged, “Eclipse,” they scored 89.20, placing them second in the Patriot A division. They are especially proud of their percussion section, who earned divisional high honors.

The band used the bitter cold and windy conditions as “a springboard to push hard and really play well,” director John Brackbill said.

Brackbill said this performance was bittersweet because the fourth-graders he started teaching in 2011 will graduate high school this year.

Other band personnel this season includes:

Assistant director: Stephanie Smith

Key personnel: Chelsea Smith, sideline percussion instructor; Stephanie Smith, sideline percussion instructor; Kayla Noll, visual instructor, field technician, low brass instructor; Jim Zuercher, battery percussion instructor; Alaina Herbst, color guard instructor; Jess Kling, color guard instructor; Evyn Kahl, field technician

Instrumentalists: 116

Color guard: 18

Performance details: “Eclipse.” The four-part movement features music from “Jubilateo” by Samuel Hazo, “Eclipse” by Matt Browne, and “Black Hole Sun” by American rock band Soundgarden.

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