Tournament of Bands at Allegany High School

Tournament of Bands
at Allegany High School
by Jennifer LB Leese

On October 7, 2006 area high school marching bands took to the field at Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland. Parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, classmates, and community supporters gathered in the stands for an exciting evening of marching band performances.
Food and refreshments, souvenirs, and program guides were readily available throughout the length of the event.
Participating Bands Include:
South Hagerstown HS, Southern Garrett HS, Northern Garrett HS, Great Mills HS, Catoctin HS, Hancock HS, Westmar HS, Salem HS, Tuscarora HS, Keyser HS, Frankfort HS, Hampshire HS, Somerset HS, and Beall HS.
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 was 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.
Placement went to:
Group 1
1. 78.80 Southern Garrett HS (Percussion, Auxiliary)
2. 76.00 Northern Garrett HS
3. 75.65 Great Mills HS
4. 72.95 Catoctin HS
5. 70.50 Hancock HS
6. 68.35 Westmar HS
Group 2
1. 83.45 Salem HS (Auxiliary)
2. 81.55 Tuscarora HS (Percussion)
3. 81.35 Keyser HS
4. 78.60 Frankfort HS
5. 74.95 Hampshire HS
6. 74.10 Somerset HS
7. 74.10 Beall HS
Group 3
1. 76.70 South Hagerstown HS (Percussion, Auxiliary)
Awards were presented to:
Group 1
1. Southern Garrett HS (Percussion, Auxiliary)
Group 2
1. Salem HS (Auxiliary)
2. Tuscarora HS (Percussion)
Group 3
1. South Hagerstown HS (Percussion, Auxiliary)
Tournament of Bands runs through November 2006. Contact your local high school for information and to purchase tickets for the next Tournament of Bands.