Weekend Recap: Indoor Championships 4/1

The 2017 USBands Indoor season has officially come to a close with the championships at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction, NJ. The event 32 color guard and percussion units for a spectacular finish to our indoor event season. 

DoubleB Independent earned the first place title in the Independent Winter Color Guard - A Class with a score of 84.380. The Brien McMahon A Guard took the top spot for the Color Guard Winter - A Class with a score of 86.580. The Bunnell-Stratford Indoor Guard was close on their heels with a score of 83.380 for a second place finish. Earning a score of 85.660, the Walt Whitman Indoor Color Guard took the title of first place in the Color Guard Winter - Novice Class. The Elizabeth High School Indoor Color Guard wasn't far behind with a score of 83.720 for a second place finish. Color Guard Winter - Open Class saw the South Brunswick Visual Ensemble earn a score of 89.000 for a score of first place. The Mount Olive Visual Ensemble earned a high score of 85.120 for a first place finish in the Color Guard Winter - Regional A Class, while the Burlington City High School guard earned a second place finish with a score of 82.980.

To see the full scores from the color guard portion of the event, click here.

The percussion portion of the afternoon kicked off with the Standstill Winter - Middle School and a first place performance from Fair Lawn High School JV Percussion. Fair Lawn earned a score of 87.500 and the Community Charter School of Paterson earned a score of 83.700 for a second place finish. Somerville High School Percussion took the top spot in the Standstill Winter - Novice Class with a score of 90.400 and the Bunnell-Stratord Indoor Drumline earned a first place finish in the Standstill Winter - Open Class with an astounding score of 96.500. The Standstill Winter - Regional A Class rounded out the Standstill performances of the day with the Elizabeth High School Percussion Ensemble earning the title of first place with a score of 90.400 while the Woodbridge High school Percussion earned a score of 86.000. Two groups competed for the Concert Winter - Open Class first place title, with Rahway HS Percussion scoring a 94.400 to take the top spot. Shelton High School Percussion earned a very close second place score of 92.000. The Fair Lawn High School Percussion took the top spot in the Marching Winter - A Class with a score of 92.500, while Edison High School Percussion earned the second place finish with a score of 85.600. Pennsauken Indoor Percussion unit earned a score of 87.700 for the top spot in the Marching Winter - Open Class.

Marching Winter - Regional A Class saw the most competition of any group with nine competing units. Immaculata High School Percussion claimed the title of first place with a score of 90.100. West Milford Percussion was close behind with a score of 89.400 for a second place finish. Less than half a point separated second and third place with Bloomfield High School Indoor Percussion earning a score of 89.000. United Percussion capped off the evening competition, performing in exhibition their program, Sir Isaac's Wonder. All students were moved from the back stands in the gym to the front so that everyone could enjoy the performance featuring floating orbs. While United Percussion did not receive a score, they did receive a standing ovation at the end of their show.

To see the full scores from the percussion portion of the event, click here.

The success of the 2017 USBands Indoor Championships would not have been possible without Ginny Kraft, the Director of the South Brunswick Viking Marching Band and the Director of the South Brunswick Visual Ensemble. In addition, the support and help from all of the South Brunswick parents and volunteers made sure the event was a success and for that we would like to say thank you.

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With the Indoor season at a close, the USBands Concert Series is still in full swing. Our next event is at the beautiful Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on April 10.