March­ing band places 2nd in state com­pe­ti­tion

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Freeman staff

The 200-mem­ber unit fell less than 3 points shy of the ti­tle on Sun­day at the Car­rier Dome in Syra­cuse.

The Kingston High School Tiger March­ing Band took sec­ond place Sun­day in the Large School 2 Di­vi­sion at the 43rd an­nual New York State Field Band Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships.

The 200-mem­ber band, the largest in the di­vi­sion, scored 86.6 in the com­pe­ti­tion, held in the Car­rier Dome at Syra­cuse Univer­sity. The win­ner was Cicero-North Syra­cuse High School, with a score of 89.15.

The KHS band’s field show was called “Win­ner: None” and used X and O for­ma­tions to sym­bol­ize, as in the 1980s movie “War Games,” that like in a game of tic-tac-toe, there are no win­ners in a war.

Ac­cord­ing to Syra­cuse. com, the cham­pi­onships on Sun­day fea­tured some 4,000 stu­dents from more than 50 high schools. Each band per­formed for seven to 10 min­utes and was eval­u­ated by a 10-judge panel for mu­si­cal and vis­ual pre­sen­ta­tion.

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The Kingston High School Tiger March­ing Band per­forms Sun­day at the Car­rier Dome on the cam­pus of Syra­cuse Univer­sity.

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