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Tyrone Indoor Percussion Places Third and Star-Lite Twirlers Place First at ACC Championships

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Tyrone Indoor Percussion Places Third and Star-Lite Twirlers Place First at ACC Championships

A group photo taken at the Wildwood sign

A group photo taken at the Wildwood sign

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A group photo taken at the Wildwood sign

Zack Webster

Zack Webster

A group photo taken at the Wildwood sign

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The Tyrone indoor percussion ensemble performed at the Tournament of Indoor Association Atlantic Coast Championships this past weekend and placed third in their division with a total score of 86.10 in the preliminary round for the percussion competition. The Indoor percussion ensemble was able to achieve a score high enough to be placed into the finals competition where they placed third with a score of 87.30.

 The Tyrone Star-Lite Twirlers traveled to Wildwood as 2017 Atlantic Coast Champions in their division. The Tyrone Star-Lite Twirlers achieved a score of 92.66 and won their second consecutive Atlantic Coast Championship in their second season of competition.

An independent twirling group by the name of FAME Performing Arts placed in third in their division in their preliminary round to make it into the finals competition. FAME Performing Arts placed in third with a score of 84.48.

The students worked really hard this year and it showed at Wildwood. They played with a lot of energy, emotion, and musicality. The audience really enjoyed the show. I hope next year to keep building on our successes and improve the ensemble even more to continue an educationally and emotionally rewarding program.”

— TAHS Band Director David Hock

After the competition in Wildwood, New Jersey, the 2018 indoor season is complete. The indoor percussion ensemble had a successful competition season after improving from last season.

“The students worked really hard this year and it showed at Wildwood. They played with a lot of energy, emotion, and musicality. The audience really enjoyed the show. I hope next year to keep building on our successes and improve the ensemble even more to continue an educationally and emotionally rewarding program.,” said Hock.

The indoor percussion ensemble, the Tyrone Star-Lite Twirlers, and FAME Performing Arts hope to continue their successes in the 2019 Tournament of Indoor Association season.

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3 Responses to “Tyrone Indoor Percussion Places Third and Star-Lite Twirlers Place First at ACC Championships”

  1. Marcia Fink on May 10th, 2018 8:58 am

    As an instructor of the Star-Lite Twirlers I would like to thank you for the articles about the group in the Eagle Eye! Your support is greatly appreciated!
    Congratulations to all three groups!

  2. Laci Daniel on May 10th, 2018 12:17 pm

    This is so awesome! Some local teams and performers are getting a lot better of a reputation! it’s crazy to me to see our town growing to a point where Tyrone is getting recognized for Really great things! I am in 7th grade going into 8th-grade marching band. It is absolutely INCREDIBLE how much we practice and how often we perform. I love all of the teams mentioned in this article. My friend Mikenzie is in starlight twirlers and they practice a LOT! So congrats to all the winners and even if you didn’t win, you can win next time, and, even if you don’t, it’s definitely not because you didn’t try!!! (-:

  3. Danielle Heichel on May 10th, 2018 7:09 pm

    Thank you for including the Star-Lite Twirlers in this article. Congrats to all! We all did great!!!

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