Tyrone Band Ends Season On a High Note At Atlantic Coast Championships

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A great season for the Tyrone Golden Eagle Marching Band has come to an end as the band placed eighth out of 26 at the Atlantic Coast Championship Series show on Saturday, October 28th.

The students have had an amazing season. I am extremely proud of these students for their hard work and dedication this year. Our focus is an emotional connection and excellence and the students really reached both of those to a high degree this season. They soared past 90 to earn a season-high score of 91.26 at Chapters. This is the highest score the band has earned in years.”

— David Hock

“The students have had an amazing season. I am extremely proud of these students for their hard work and dedication this year. Our focus is an emotional connection and excellence and the students really reached both of those to a high degree this season. They soared past 90 to earn a season-high score of 91.26 at Chapters.”  said Band Director, David Hock.

The bands competing directly with Tyrone from group 1A from chapter 11 at ACC’s were: Juniata Valley High School, Mount Union High School, Westmont Hilltop High School, Windber Area High School. A total of 26 other bands from other states in the Tournament Of Bands went up against the bands in region 11.

The competition began with the Florence Township Memorial High School Marching Band at 9:00 who placed 26th with a score of 81.075.

Tyrone received a score of 91.015 and placed eighth while Windber Area High School scored a 91.585 and placed sixth.

“It was very encouraging to hear very positive comments from many judges over the course of the season about our high level of excellence and achievement in many captions. We will continue to build on this excellence for the future. We are sad to lose so many seniors this year, but also know that our many younger students are very strong and dedicated to excellence in music. We’re looking forward to this indoor percussion season and next marching season! Congratulations to all of these students on their achievements this season”, added Hock.

The Tournament Of Bands season presented a total of one band in group 1A that achieved a score of a 92 or above to be promoted into the Tournament Of Bands Open class for the 2018-2019 fall marching band season. Pemberton High School achieved a score of 92 or above to make it into the Open class.

The 2017-2018 Marching band season has come to an end and the Tyrone Marching band will be preparing for the 2017-2018 indoor percussion color guard season and the 2018-2019 marching band season.

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