MCHS Marching Band Places First in Shamokin

MCHS Marching Band Places First in Shamokin

The Mifflin County High School Marching Band traveled to Kemp Memorial Stadium in Coal Township, PA this past Saturday to compete in the 53rd Annual Black Diamond Cavalcade of Bands hosted by Shamokin Area High School.  Mifflin County finished in first place with a score of 79.220.  The MCHS Band also won the Specialty Awards for Best Music, Best Visual, Best Color Guard and Best Percussion.  The Bloomsburg Area HS Marching Band finished second with a score of 74.495.

Band Director Art Belfiore said, “The band had a great rehearsal Saturday morning.  We were concerned the weather would prevent us from being outside for the duration of our rehearsal but the weather held.  On top of that the students got home late from the football game on Friday and had to come in early.  The showed up ready to rehearse and worked hard.  That hard work paid off Saturday night in Shamokin with their best performance of the season and the highest score at a first competition ever for an MCHS Marching Band.  As always seems to be the case they are a young group but are really rehearsing and performing well so far this season.”

Mifflin County competes in the Tournament of Bands, (TOB), Group 3-A Class.  Their score of 79.220 puts them in third place overall.  Other Group 3-A Class scores are as follows:

  1. Point Pleasant Borough HS, (Point Pleasant, NJ)-84.115
  2. Morris Hills HS, (Rockaway, NJ)-79.350
  3. Mifflin County HS, (Lewistown, PA)-79.220
  4. Rising Sun HS, (North East, MD)-79.135
  5. William Penn HS, (New Castle, DE)-77.370
  6. John F. Kennedy HS, (Paterson, NJ)-76.550
  7. Northern Highlands Regional HS, (Allendale, NJ)-76.550
  8. Lake Forest HS, (Felton, DE)-76.395
  9. Washington Township HS, (Sewell, NJ)-75.485
  10. Clarksburg HS, (Clarksburg, MD)-74.950
  11. Poly Tech HS, (Woodside, DE)-74.820
  12. Bloomsburg Area HS, (Bloomsburg, PA)-74.495
  13. North Caroline HS, (Ridgely, MD)-72.300

The MCHS Marching Band will be competing again next weekend at the Second Annual Green Nation Band Celebration hosted by Donegal HS in Mount Joy, PA.  Directions and tickets may be obtained from Art Belfiore at MCHS.

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