Tournament of Bands at North Hagerstown High School
Tournament of Bands
at North Hagerstown High School
On Saturday, September 27, 2008 crowds gathered for the Tournament of Bands hosted by North Hagerstown High School at Callas Stadium in Hagerstown, MD. Marching bands took the field at 4pm. Thousands of spectators lined the bleachers.
2008 Participating Bands:
Century High, East Pennsboro High. Conemaugh Township, Brunswick High, Southern Garrett High, North Carroll High, Northern Garrett High, Keyser High, Walkersville High, Thomas Johnson High, Allegany High, South Hagerstown High, Boonsboro High, Hedgesville High, Frederick High, Cumberland Valley High, Carlisle High, Williamsport High and North Hagerstown in exhibition.
These students work extremely hard learning the music and steps involved in these competitions and it shows in their performances.
There's nothing like rooting your school or county on at a band competition. The crowds go wild when their band takes the field. A low cheering roar continues throughout each piece, which in turn energizes the band students performing.
Food and refreshments, souvenirs, and program guides were readily available throughout the length of the event. Air grams, candy grams, and flower grams are available for community supporters, friends, and family to send to their school or student.
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.
Awards were presented to the following:
1. 79.40 Century HS ( Aux)
2. 76.55 East Pennsboro HS (Perc, DM)
3. 76.05 Conemaugh Twp. HS
4. 73.30 Brunswick HS
5. 72.45 So. Garrett HS
6. 71.35 North Carroll HS
8. 68.50 No. Garrett HS
1. 76.00 Keyser HS (Perc, Aux)
2. 75.00 Walkersville HS (DM)
79.30 No. Hagerstown HS Exhibition
1. 81.25 Thomas Johnson HS (Perc, Aux)
2. 79.20 Allegany HS (DM)
3. 75.85 So. Hagerstown HS
4. 74.90 Boonsboro HS
5. 74.45 Hedgesville HS
6. 70.50 Frederick HS
1. 80.90 Cumberland Valley HS
2. 78.65 Carlisle HS (Perc, Aux)
3. 78.15 Williamsport HS, MD (DM)
Tournament of Bands runs through November 2008. Contact your local high school for information and to purchase tickets for the next Tournament of Bands. When you purchase tickets directly from your school - your band boosters gets to keep the money raised.
(LOCAL NOTE: Showcase of Bands will take place on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at South Hagerstown High School at 7:30pm in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Contact the school at 301-766-8369 for advanced tickets.