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Tiger Marching Band: Fall 2018 Recap

After performing at their first New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Competition in Auburn on September 29, the KHS Tiger Band entered a Competition in East Ramapo on October 6, emerging as victors while rising to #1 status for the Large School 2 (LS2) Division of the Competitions. Chilly temperatures and rain that day didn’t hold the band back one bit, they persevered and performed their best.

On Sunday, October 7, Mother Nature presented a different challenge for the band’s performance at the competition in Arlington. High temperatures made over-heating a true concern as uniformed marchers kept precise step and tune.  Color Guard also pushed through the heat to force flags and proper wield to their expectations. The result was successful as the band maintained their status as LS2 top standing 1st Place entering week 6 of the NYSFBC Competitions.

The band earned 2nd Place at the Vestal Band Competition on October 14, against steep competition. Three LS2 (Large School Division 2) bands competed: Horsehead captured 1st Place with a score of 84.05, Kingston earned a respectable 2nd Place with 83.65, and Corning-Painted Post took 3rd Place scoring 80.25. 

The KHS Tiger Marching Band entered competition on September 22, 2018, with the highest out-of-the-gate score of 77.15. Their scores have progressed as the band Directors, Leadership and band members have tweaked their performance every week based on judge’s comments, working to perfect their show. This year the Kingston Tigers are a force to be reckoned with and true contenders.

 

Fall Fanfare on October 21, 2018: KHS Tiger Marching Band Takes 1st Place

Dietz Stadium exploded to life with a full grandstand as marching bands blasted the air waves with drums, brass, woodwinds, bass and violins. As the sun parted the clouds, a chilly day transformed into perfect spectator weather. Unique performances entertained young and old.

Four bands presented their latest Field Shows which they will perform in Syracuse on Sunday, October 28.  Nyack, Midland Park, East Ramapo and the KHS Tiger Band did not disappoint the audience as they presented their best shows yet. Judges gave the two SS3 (Small School 3) a 67.55 (Nyack) and 71.85 (Midland Park) earning them 2nd and 1st Place. East Ramapo earned a 72.95 with a 1st Place ranking in LS3 (Large School 3).  The Kingston High School Tiger Marching Band earned their highest score this season, 84.20, gaining 1st Place for LS2 (Large School 2).

This new high score ties the Tigers at 2nd Place of all ten bands in the LS2 Division who will compete in the NY State Championships at the Syracuse Carrier Dome on Sunday, October 28. The band will perform their fine-tuned Field Show, “Dream Catcher,” with high hopes and a great chance of earning 1st Place. Hard work, drive and incredible talent have set them up for success in their final challenge. 

Kudos to the band for a great season. Best of luck in Syracuse!

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