Marching band places 2nd in state competition
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.
The Kingston High School Tiger Marching Band performs Sunday at the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University.