G-A field band set for championships

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Ashlyn Hostetter performs with the Greencastle-Antrim High School Field Band which will compete in the Cavalcade of Bands Championship at Hersheypark Stadium Saturday. The 2012 show is "A River Medley". The group consists of 33 playing and 14 color guard members. For more photos visit the photo gallery section of the website.

The Greencastle-Antrim High School Field Band is headed for championships.

The band warmed up for the end-of-season showdown with two recent competitions.

On Saturday, Nov. 3 G-A was second in the American Conference (Group 2) with 88.20, just a bit over a point from winner Warwick (89.55) at the Red Lion Competition. Francis Scott Key was third with 83.45 points. A week earlier the local group was fourth in the six-band American Conference at the Manheim Central Competition. Lampeter-Strasburg (85.65), Warwick (84.05) and Penn Manor (83.30) were ahead of G-A. Ephrata was fifth (79.10) and Winslow Township was sixth (77.95).

G-A will travel to Hersheypark Stadium Saturday, Nov. 10 for the Cavalcade of Bands Championship.