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Tournament of Bands at Carlisle High School

Tournament of Bands
at Carlisle High School

On Saturday, October 14, 2006, 300+ members of the community, neighbors, friends, and relatives gathered for the Tournament of Bands hosted by Carlisle High School at Millen Stadium in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The competition began at 5:30pm. Spectators were able to enjoy performances of outstanding bands from the four-state area.
2006 Participating Bands included:
Pequea Valley HS, Delone Catholic HS, Liberty HS, Hedgesville HS, Penn Manor HS, Keyser HS, Salem HS, Mechanicsburg HS, Lampeter Strasburg HS, Musselman HS, South Hagerstown HS, Calvert Hall HS, Manheim Township HS, Governor Thomas Johnson HS, and Cumberland Valley HS.
Even with the chilling air, excitement and electricity filled the air as the bands took the field. Food and refreshments, souvenirs, and program guides were readily available throughout the length of the event. Air grams, candy grams, flower grams, and more are on hand for supporters and parents to send to their school or children.
Bands performed in pre-set groups according to the number of players in the band:
Group 1--up to 35 musicians and a maximum of 35 auxiliary
Group 2--36 to 55 musicians and a maximum of 55 auxiliary
Group 3--56 to 80 musicians and a maximum of 80 auxiliary
Group 4--81 or greater
Each band is given a block time of 14 minutes. The logical conclusion of the visual and music performance must be a minimum of 7 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes.
Placement and Awards were presented to the following:
Group 1
1. 84.75 Liberty HS (Percussion, Auxiliary)
2. 81.80 Delone Catholic HS
3. Pequea Valley HS
Group 2
1. 84.95 Salem HS (Percussion)
2. 83.95 Penn Manor HS (Auxiliary)
3. 81.40 Keyser HS
4. 79.45 Hedgesville HS
Group 3
1. 88.00 Mechanicsburg HS (Auxiliary)
2. 85.95 Manheim Twp. HS
3. 85.65 Lampeter Strasburg HS
4. 84.50 Calvert Hall HS
5. 84.40 Gov. Thomas Johnson HS (Percussion)
6. 83.50 Musselman HS
7. 78.15 So. Hagerstown HS
Group 4
1. 83.80 Cumberland Valley HS (Percussion, Auxiliary)
Exhibition
88.05 Carlisle HS
Tournament of Bands runs through November 2006. Contact your local high school for information and to purchase tickets for the next Tournament of Bands.

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