Tyrone Band Places First at St. Mary’s Competition

Gabe Loudenslager(Back), Rebekah Schleppy (Left),Ethan White(Right)

I’m very proud of them but we still have lots of work to do and need to keep increasing our score.

— David Hock

For the third year in a row, the Tyrone Golden Eagle Marching Band placed first in their division at St. Mary’s High School.

Tyrone earned a score of 81.045 which was good enough to win group 1A.

“I am very proud of the students this year. They have grown so much since band camp. But this isn’t the end of the road. The challenge now is to keep up this momentum, to keep growing, increasing our score over the next month and not plateau. I think they have it in them. Our show isn’t completely finished yet either. We have some more aspects to add in over the next two weeks that will really add to the show. I’m excited to watch them grow and hope that we can finish among the top bands this season,” said Tyrone Band Director David Hock.

In 2nd place was Elk County Catholic with a score of 79.610.

Senior Rebekah Schleppy was awarded the Sheetz Performer of the Week Award.

“Bekah is very deserving of the award and I’m happy to see her earn it for the hard work and time that she has put into the band over the years,” said Hock.

The band is currently in second place in the Atlantic Coast Championship rankings with an 81.045. Tyrone is behind the Barnegat High School band with a score of 82.040 for first place in the rankings.

The next show for Tyrone is Juniata Valley High School. The show starts at 6:00 pm. The bands competing: Elk County Catholic High School, Jersey Shore High School, Juniata Valley High School, Mount Union High School, and Westmont Hilltop High School. The band will perform at 7:15 pm after Mount Union High School.