Comet Marching Band Takes 3rd!

Comet Marching Band Takes 3rd!
Posted on 11/15/2019

Once again, the Hicksville High School Comet Marching Band attended the New York State Field Band Conference championships, and once again, the group came home with an award for its outstanding performance! Competing in the Large School Class 3 Division of the conference, held at the Syracuse Carrier Dome on Oct. 27, the band earned third-place honors for the second consecutive year!

According to first-year director Kerri Barnett, the group of 112 students has been working together since June to bring its production, “The Snow Queen,” to life. It competed with bands around the state and was honored to receive the third-place award with a score of 82.6. 

Hicksville Public Schools Supervisor for Fine Arts Philip Grusenmeyer said this year’s band showed continued improvement and finished with a higher score rating at the championship than last year. Participation also increased from last year.

Earlier this year, in September, the band won first place in the Large School 3 Division of the New York State Field Band Conference competition at Brentwood High School. Throughout the competitive season, the band has consistently finished a close second behind Sachem High School, which won first place in Large School Class 3 Division at this year’s state championship.

 Congratulations to Barnett and the members of the Comet Marching Band for another stellar performance!

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