Marching to First Place

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Congratulations to Mineola High School’s Marching Band which placed first in their division at the New York State Field Band Conference State Championship held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY this weekend. The win capped off one of their best seasons in recent history. This year’s show, titled A.I.: Artificial Intelligence was written entirely by Mineola staff members, including Ken Kamping and Chris Toomey. You can see a video of their performance at the http://mineolafinearts.weebly.com.

Under the direction of Mr. Toomey, students have been diligently rehearsing the show since last May. The band finished their weekend placing first in the Small Schools II Division with a score of 85.05. Students are rated in music and visual categories meant to be as subjective as possible. The band was welcomed home on Monday afternoon by members of the school community and a special escort from the local fire department.