Indoor Percussion Ensemble to Perform at ACC Championships in Wildwood NJ

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Courtesy of Tyrone Band

The Tyrone Indoor Percussion Ensemble earned first place and a score of 83.4 at the regional championships at IUP

The Tyrone Indoor Percussion Ensemble will perform this week at the Atlantic Coast Championships in Wildwood, NJ after a very successful 2022 season.

After missing two seasons due to COVID, senior and longtime band member Jacob Greene was excited to get back into the swing of things this season.

It’s been super exciting to get back to competitions, and you can tell that every group has been eager and building up skills since we all last saw each other.f”

— Senior Jacob Greene

“It’s been super exciting to get back to competitions, and you can tell that every group has been eager and building up skills since we all last saw each other. We have got to put our performance under pressure, and watch it grow and refine itself,” said Greene.

The Tyrone ensemble performs in the standstill division, meaning that they perform without marching, and focus on the music instead of the movements.

Band director David Hock is proud of the progress his students are making in their performances.

“Our previous competitions have gone well and we are making progress and the kids are performing well. The music is not easy and has some challenges but they are accomplishing it and scoring well,” said Hock.

Judging is not always consistent, but as of right now Tyrone is ranked sixth out of eighteen groups along the entire east coast.

Tyrone opened the indoor percussion season at their home show on February 26, earning a 71.6 score, but did not place due to being the host school.

On March 26 they received a score of 74.8, earning first place at the Huntingdon competition. In addition, junior Laci Daniel for winning the outstanding performer of the week award at the show.

Our previous competitions have gone well and we are making progress and the kids are performing well.”

— Band Director Davis Hock

On April 9th at Johnstown, Tyrone earned an 81.00 and another first place, though this one was unopposed as Tyrone was the only school competing in their division.

This past weekend at the Region 11 Championship at IUP, the ensemble scored a season-high 83.4 and another first-place finish.

Next up is Atlantic Coast Championship at Wildwood, NJ. The band will perform in the preliminary round on Thursday, April 28 and if they make it to the finals, will perform again on the evening of Saturday, April 30.

Members of the Tyrone Indoor Percussion Ensemble are Lukis Bonsell (7), Elijah Richardson (7), Miles Weber (8), Cole Hunter (9), Emma Witkamp (9), Lily Whited (9), Joseph Davis (10), Landon Geissinger (10), Logan Smyth (10), Jadyn Smyth (10), Laci Daniel (11), Vincent Gray (11), Jacob Greene (12), Elijah Svidergol (12).