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Band wins 2 competitions

October 01, 1998

The Williamsport High School Blue Band began the 1998 marching season by capturing first place in Division IV at the Greencastle, Pa., and Martinsburg,W.Va., Tournament of Bands competitions.

In addition to the first-place awards, the band received special awards for best band front, music, marching and maneuvering, percussion, and field commander.

This year's show, "Sketches of Russia," includes an arrangement of a traditional Russian folk song, &Meadowlands;" a selection by the Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich, "The Fire of Eternal Glory;" and a selection by American composer Alfred Reed, "Russian Christmas Music."

The band is under the direction of Ray Chaney.

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