Cruiser band is peachy!

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Wagner
The Groveport Madison High School Cruisers Marching Band was named the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade Grand Champion. The band participated in the Peach Bowl parade and in a combined 11 marching band pre-game show at the Peach Bowl football game between Florida and Michigan on Dec. 29 in Atlanta, Ga. Also, in competitions, the concert and jazz bands received first place with a gold ratings in Category 1. Spencer Linlinger won outstanding soloist in the jazz band competition. “This was an amazing opportunity,” said Julie Dowler, a band volunteer. “The band students work very hard practicing to get chosen for this. Each student worked to pay for their trip.” The band visited the CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta Aquarium and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site during the trip. The band directors are Bart Pickenpaugh, Jayne Canaday, Jonah Angulo-Hurtig and Morgan Arcand.

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