Tournament of Bands: at South Hagerstown High School

Tournament of Bands
at South Hagerstown High School

South Hagerstown High School hosted this past weekend's Tournament of Bands on Saturday, October 04, 2008 at School Stadium. Thousands of spectators enjoyed performances of outstanding bands from the four-state area.
South Hagerstown performed the National Anthem at 4:50 and the first band, Southern Garrett, took the field at 5:00pm.
Participating Bands:
Southern Garrett HS, Catoctin HS, Brunswick HS, Biglerville HS, Hancock Middle-High School, Walkersville HS, Tuscarora HS, Jefferson HS, Williamsport HS, Warren County HS, Allegany HS, Frederick HS, Boonsboro HS, and South Hagerstown HS.
These students work extremely hard learning the music and steps involved in these competitions. Each participating school performed with contagious attitude, inspiring power, and intense heat, which moved from spectator to spectator.
Food and refreshments, souvenirs, and program guides were readily available throughout the length of the event. Air grams, candy grams, animal grams, and flower grams are available for community supporters, friends, and family to send to their school or student.
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.
Awards were presented to the following:
Group 1
1. 83.10 Biglerville HS (Perc, Aux)
2. 77.20 Brunswick HS (DM)
3. 72.90 Southern Garrett HS
4. 72.65 Catoctin HS
5. 70.35 Hancock HS
Group 2
1. 78.40 Tuscarora HS (DM, Perc, Aux)
2. 76.45 Walkersville HS
Group 3
1. 82.35 Allegany HS (DM, Perc)
2. 77.55 Boonsboro HS (Aux)
3. 72.10 Warren County HS
4. 71.55 Frederick HS
80.55 Southern Hagerstown HS Exhibition
Group 4
1. 78.45 Williamsport HS, MD (DM, Perc, Aux)
2. 75.80 Jefferson HS
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.