Kingston Marching Band places 2nd in state contest

Kingston High School Tiger Marching Band in competition at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Kingston High School Tiger Marching Band in competition at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

The Kingston High School Tiger Marching Band competed last week in the New York State Championship’s Large School 2 Division with six other bands.  Receiving a score of 86.60, the band placed second in the division.

The 200 band members covered the entire Carrier Dome field in Syracuse. The band precisely navigated its field show, expressing both strength and control. Entitled “Winner: None,” the show reflected the thought behind war games that like tic tac toe: There are no winners in war. Laced throughout their show were creatively interjected exes and ohs.

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The Tigers were easily the largest band in the LS2 Division. The band made coordinating this many individuals seem easy. Their sound was large. Their full voice enveloped the dome. The ensemble displayed intricate marching dynamics.

The KHS Tiger Marching Band had held first place going into championship weekend. This season their highest earned score had been 87.95.  Practices designed to perfect their performance with refining details executed to exactness brought applauding fans and onlookers to their feet.

The Tiger fans were sure their score would have gone up.  The hard work invested in every detail paid off, and their viewers exploded with appreciation.

When you win the hearts of your audience, Tiger publicity director Tara Rogerson believes, your prize is more than second place. In your memories you are the best of the best.  You always will be. For its many fans, the Kingston High School Tiger Marching Band will always win top prize.

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