Lancaster High Scool's Marching Redskins came back from Syracuse as winners!
Lancaster High School's Marching Band members competed in the New York State Field Band Conference Championships in Syracuse on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Their show, entitled "The Birds", took 1st place in the Large School 2 Class with a score of 90.50. Their score was the 7th highest out of the 51 bands across the state who competed.
Lancaster has been to the State competition for 14 years and has come close in the past, including last year's 2nd place finish. This year's show, based on Alfred Hitckcock's "The Birds", has music written by Key Poulan to depict several scenes from the movie. Lancaster's interpretation focuses on two well-known settings, the house and the playground. Selections included:
1. Attic Attack
2. Arabesque #1
3. Interlude and Schoolhouse Swarm
Greeting the Band upon their return were the boosters, including parents, family and friends. The accolades keep pouring in. From the School Board, to the District Office, to the building administrators, teachers and staff, everyone is proud of the Lancaster Marching Redskins and their huge accomplishment. Members of the NYSFBC, band directors and judges from around the state are still talking about the "WOW" Lancaster brought to the field on Sunday.
Lancaster will continue to rehearse in prepartion for their December appearance in Memphis, Tennessee. The Band will be joining other high school bands to participate in the 53rd Annual Liberty Bowl, including the parade down Beale Street.
Lancaster's Music Department was recently named by the NAMM Foundation as being one of the Best Communities in America for Music Education.