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Spring-Ford Band Brings Home Gold

The Golden Ram Marching Band was in Delaware for a Tournament of Bands competition Saturday.

The following was sent in by George Growcott of the Spring-Ford "Golden Ram" Marching Band:

The "Golden Ram" Marching Band traveled to Wilmington, Del. to perform at William Penn High School in a Tournament of Bands marching band show Saturday night. The band showed the good folks of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey what they’re all about.

The Spring-Ford Marching Band, under the direction of John E Eckstine, Jr., came home with the highest score of the evening: 90.50 out of a possible 100. The band not only outscored the two bands in its class - Cab Calloway for the Performing Arts HS from Wilmington, who received a score of 84.95 and Avon Grove HS from West Grove, Pa., with a score of 84.60 - but also received the High Percussion Award.

Spring-Ford’s score is the highest received in any Tournament of Bands event this season and is the only high school to receive a score over 90 out of over 150 high schools having performed this year.

So far, the band has attended a band contest at North Penn High School in Lansdale, where it also received the highest score in its class. Spring-Ford also held its own show on Oct. 1. These performances were in addition to attending, performing and supporting Spring-Ford football games.

The band will be performing at the Daniel Boone High School Tournament of Bands show being held at Exeter Area High School stadium on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.  Anyone wanting tickets to this event to see some truly fine high school marching bands should feel free to contact Eckstine at jecks@spring-ford.net for ticket information or check the Spring-Ford Music Booster website.

Mr Stinkas October 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM
Thank you Patch for covering the bands! Everyone involved in both MS and HS bands are so dedicated, from the performers, to the Pit Pops, to the parents! It's nice to see such great results for all of the hard work!
Leslie Femino October 10, 2011 at 04:55 PM
We live next to the school and have to endure the clack, clack, clack of the met-radome day and night which drives us crazy. So its great to hear that you won. Congrats!
Andreina Erwin October 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM
Go Spring-Ford Marching Band....remember, don't stop smiling and we'll continue catching memorable moments!!!!

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