Marching Band Season Ends at ACC Championships

The Tyrone Marching Band finished their season at the Atlantic Coast Championships (ACC) in Harrisburg on Sunday, October 31st. 

The band placed 11th with a score of 87.00. This was their biggest competition of the season, competing against 18 other bands. To place 11th was an accomplishment since they were also going against bigger bands.

The challenges presented by COVID made the 2021 season a difficult one for the band. 

I don’t think we had a single week where we weren’t missing at least one kid,” said Tyrone Band Director David Hock.

Marching band isn’t like a sport where each position has a backup. Each member of the band plays a specific part and has to be in a certain place on the field.  This is especially true for a small band like Tyrone. When a person was missing, the band had to adjust and play without that member. 

“Despite those challenges, the kids worked really hard at practices and played really well,” said Hock. “We were able to put together a fully competitive and creative show and the kids performed well each week despite often missing people.” 

The show this year, “Pulse: Rhyme of the Heart,” was unique because it was an original work by senior Jacob Greene.

Hock is looking forward to the next marching band season and to continuing to build and grow. 

“I want to keep learning exciting and meaningful music that the students can connect with but will also help us be competitive,” said Hock.