Garden City High School marching band takes first

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The Garden City High School marching band crowded together in victory after their first-place win.

The Garden City High School marching band received first place for Division IIA at the US Bands New York State Championship held at Lindenhurst Middle School.

The ensemble placed first in several categories, including Best Music, Best Effect, Best Visual, Best Color Guard and Best Percussion. The band earned a score of 86.8, which is a near 7-point increase from their last competition’s score. This is the marching band’s second consecutive year winning this title, and the students were overjoyed when the results were announced.

According to Marching Band Director Daniel DellaMonica, “The students performed their best show of the season yet! They really pushed through and performed at a high-level, despite the rain. I am so proud of the students for not only their performance, but who they are as people.”

On Oct. 22, volunteer members of the marching band also performed at the Light the Night event at Eisenhower Park to help fundraise for a Stewart School student.

The marching band is scheduled next to compete in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Nov. 5 at the US Bands National Championship.

 

marching band on field

The Garden City High School marching band competed in the US Bands New York State Championship and won first place in the Division IIA category.
Photos courtesy of Garden City Public Schools

One response to “Garden City High School marching band takes first”

  1. Susan says:

    Love these kids! Great work!

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