Superior performance

Madison-Plains High School’s marching band

(Posted Nov. 10, 2017)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Dreams came true last weekend for the Madison-Plains High School marching band.

For the first time in four years, the 50-member troupe earned the highest possible rating, a superior, at the Ohio Music Educators Association state marching band finals. The contest took place Nov. 5 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

“This is really cool for our program,” said Renee Hostetler, who directs the band with assistance from Andrew Lawrence. “We’re always pushing to get better as a team, as an ensemble and as musicians. We’re always pushing for success.”

To qualify for state finals, a band must earn a superior at a contest during the regular season, which coincides with football season. Madison-Plains did so twice, first at a contest at Bloom Carroll and again at Thomas Worthington.

In all cases, including the finals, the Eagles performed their 2017 half-time show. Titled “Dream,” the show included the following tunes: “Dreamer” by Supertramp, featuring senior Zachary Marchiando on trombone; “Pure Imagination” from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” featuring senior Christa Charles on trumpet; “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics; and an orchestral piece, “Nocturne,” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

A total of 32 bands qualified for Class B competition at state. Madison-Plains was one of 12 to earn a superior rating.

Previous articleNov. 7, 2017 general election results for Madison County
Next article‘Spirit!’ exclaims you’re never to old to have fun


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.