JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band will travel to Syracuse later this month to defend their championship title.
The team will compete in the national class championships Sunday, October 27 at 8:57 p.m. at the Carrier Dome.
The 46th championship show brings together over 50 of the finest high school marching bands in the northeastern United States.
JHS Marching Band Director Megan Murray says her band is ready for competition.
“We have been preparing for Championships from our first rehearsal in June,” said Murray. “The students have worked so hard and have achieved at a very high level. The staff is very proud of how far they have come over the past few months.”
Murray said the band is coming off a third state championship win in the last five years, which has placed them back in the national class ranking.
“We are now competing against the very best bands in the state and, so far this year, we have seen great success at our competitions,” said Murray. “We look forward to giving our best performance.”
The New York State Field Band Conference Championship show is the culmination of an eight-week season, which features over 60 bands in thirty-four regional competitions throughout the state.
Band members, directors, staff members and boosters from each of the competing schools will have spent countless hours preparing for this prestigious event.
Tickets for the New York State Field Band Conference Championships can be purchased on the day of the event at the Carrier Dome. The admission price for adults is $19 and for students/seniors the price is $13. The tickets are good for the entire day of the competition.