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Bands span the centuries with selections

October 08, 1997

An estimated 8,000 people attended the 21st annual Showcase of Bands at South Hagerstown High School Tuesday night.

"This is one of the biggest crowds we've had in a long time," said Susie Kunkle, music resource specialist for Washington County Schools and one of the organizers of the event.

Music fans turned out in droves on the warm, clear evening to see the seven area high school marching bands perform in themes ranging from the Civil War to space. The bands and their performances included:

  • The Boonsboro High School "Warrior" Band, "Amparito Roca" (Spanish March), "Malaguena" and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."
  • The North Hagerstown High School "Hub" Band, music from "On the Waterfront."
  • Smithsburg High School "Leopard" Band, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "2001-Space Odyssey," "Cantina Band," "Men in Black" and "Independence Day."
  • The South Hagerstown High School "Rebel" Band, music from "Mask," "Let the Good Times Roll," "The Bizness of Love," "Gee Baby - Ain't I Good to You" and "Cuban Pete."
  • The Williamsport High School "Blue" Band, "American Salute," "Dixie" and a Civil War closer.
  • The Hancock High School "Panther" Band, "Pictures at an Exhibition," including "Promenade," "The Old Castle," "Hut on Fowl's Legs" and "The Great Gate of Kiev."
  • The Clear Spring High School "Blazer" Band, "Children of Sanchez," "All I Have To Do Is Dream" and "Cuban Cowboy."
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