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MCHS Marching Band takes home first place

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County High School Marching Band was on the road again Saturday to compete at the Bishop McDevitt Crusader Classic Band Competition. The band finished in first place and also brought home the specialty awards for Best Drum Line and Best Color Guard. The bands score of 82.38 propels them into second place overall in the Tournament of Bands Group 3-A Class. The top ten Group 3-A results for the second week of the TOB season are:

¯ Carteret High School (Carteret, N.J.)-82.91

¯ Mifflin County High School (Lewistown)-82.38

¯ Parsippany Hills High School (Morris Plains, N.J.)-82.08

¯ Sayreville War Memorial HS (Parlin, N.J.)-81.16

¯ Lake Forest High School (Felton, Del.)-80.50

¯ Laurel High School (Laurel, Del.)-78.67

¯ Middletown High School (Middletown)-78.34

¯ Polytech High School (Woodside, Del.)-77.76

¯ Wayne Hills High School (Wayne, N.J.)-77.66

¯ William Penn High School (New Castle, Del.)-77.66

Art Belfiore, MCHS band director said, “On Saturday night not everything went right for us. We had a student get sick who was unable to perform, a guard member injured her arm during warm ups and our electronic keyboard did not work due to a side line power failure before and during our performance. Despite all of that, the students went out and performed wonderfully. They are a resilient group. Our seniors and juniors are doing a great job of leading and our younger members are really starting to practice and perform like they have been in the band longer than a year.”

The band will be in competition again next weekend at the Mechanicsburg “Music In The Park” competition at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Stadium in Mechanicsburg. Tickets for the show can be purchased from Belfiore by contacting him at Mifflin County High School.