Feel the Beat

On Saturday, February 17, I took about a 30 minute drive out to New Oxford High School to view two dozen or so spectacular performances by several local and distant Percussion and Color Guard Units from the surrounding area. I would like to give a cyber pat on the back to all of those from far and wide that participated in the event deemed the 2007 Colonial “Winter” Classic. Great job!
Amongst the Percussion Units or otherwise referred to as Indoor Drumlines, were such schools as Spring Grove High School who performed a rather toe-tapping rendition of “Walk Like an Egyptian,” Central Dauphin High School, Waynesboro High School, and Cumberland Valley High School.
Making up the majority of the evenings events, schools such as Spring Grove High School (who put on their pirate faces for aPirates of The Caribbeanthemed show, Mechanicsburg High School, Northeastern High School, Littlestown High School, and Bermudian Springs High School sported a variety of talented Color Guard performances.
I enjoyed the rumble of the base drums, melodic mallets, sight of the beautifully coordinated flags, and appreciated the agility of countless dancers. For those of you who are interested, check out the next competition featuring some of the same as well as different high school ensembles, this Saturday, February 24 at Waynesboro High School.

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2 Responses to Feel the Beat

  1. Katy says:

    Hey Jenna,
    Great entry! I also added it to the “Do This!” category since you recommended the Feb. 24 show at Waynesboro too!

  2. Jen says:

    A drumline version of “Walk like an Egyptian?” Now that’s something I would have like to have heard!

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