Students snag awards in drill

April 10, 2000

Students at several Washington County high schools brought home awards from Keystone Indoor Drill Association competition in Hanover, Pa., Saturday, according to David Lunt, band director for North Hagerstown High School.

"I'm extremely proud. It took a lot of hard work," Lunt said.

Lunt said students competed in different divisions, with gold representing an introductory skill level, white a middle level and blue the highest. Participants were graded out of a possible 100 points.

Band students from Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania competed in the event.

North Hagerstown High School's drum line was awarded a first place award in the blue division with a score of 96.1 and its color guard took sixth place in the blue division with 90.6 points.

In the white division, South Hagerstown High School's drum line received a first place with a score of 88.2 and Smithsburg High School came in at eighth place with 83.7, he said.


Boonsboro High School made third place in the gold division with 80.2 points.

The students in Washington County's bands represented their schools well, he said.

North Hagerstown High School students started practicing in December 1999 and competed through January.

Lunt said the event marked the end of the band season. "We finished on a good note," he said.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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