G-A groups to host milestone 25th indoor show Saturday

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Members of the 2013 G-AHS Indoor Guard, from left: front — Montana Scott, Danielle Wenger, Brooke Baughman, Abby Garner; middle — Kelly Rhoe, Shanell Blubaugh, Jennifer Seilhamer, Amanda Hahn, Ashlyn Hostetter; back — Kieran Maher, Alex Kinsey, Victoria Burgess, Keri Moore, Tara Moore, McKenna Alexander.

The Greencastle-Antrim Indoor Competition has reached a milestone, celebrating its 25th annual event at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the high school gymnasium.

Sponsored by the Greencastle-Antrim Band Boosters, the competition will have 33 groups in action and feature exhibitions by four host groups — the Greencastle-Antrim high school indoor guard and percussion ensemble and the middle school indoor guard and percussion ensemble.

With rules and judges from the Keystone Indoor Drill Association, the event includes a $8 admission fee for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Concessions will be available.

Groups competing in the show are as follows:

HIGH SCHOOL PERCUSSION: Independent Gold — Syzygy; Gold — Waynesboro; Gold Moving — East Pennsboro, Watkins Mill, Fort Hill, Littlestown, South Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Musselman, Clarke County, Biglerville; Blue Moving — Gov. Thomas Johnson.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE TEAM: Western Heights

MIDDLE SCHOOL INDOOR GUARD: Gov. Thomas Johnson, Western Heights, Waynesboro.

HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR GUARD: Bronze — Allegany; Gold — East Pennsboro, Watkins Mill, Fort Hill, Frederick, Boonsboro, Chambersburg, Allegany, Smithsburg, Waynesboro; White —  Linganore, South Hagerstown, Musselman, Clarke County; Blue — Gov. Thomas Johnson, Biglerville, Allegany.

The Greencastle-Antrim High School Indoor Guard 2013 program is called “My Love”. The show is based on “Unchained Melody”, performed by various artists. Now in its 26th seasons, the group is the 2012 T.I.A. Chapter 6 Novice Guard Champions. Instructional staff includes Kelly Bouder and Jay Wetzel, along with show writer Ryan Eberly.

The Greencastle-Antrim High School Winter Percussion Ensemble consists of 21 members presenting the 2013 program called “Where the Rivers Meet” written by Mike Nevin with the battery Percussion scored by Todd Seville. The piece was written to capture visions of the Glenwood Springs area of Colorado, including the numbers “Sunrise”, “An Eagle’s View”, “Rain in the Valley”, “In the Majestic Canyon” and “Whitewater”. Two-time returning Blue Percussion Ensemble Champion of K.I.D.A. the program has claimed the title six times since 2004, along with the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Chapter 6 Standstill Open Champion of T.I.A. The ensemble is instructed by Brock Bricker, Jeff Carty, Sam Forney and Todd Seville.

The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Indoor Guard 2013 program is called “Letting Go” by Stephanie Smith. The guard, in its fourth year of competition, consists of 14 members from grades six to eight. The guard is the two-time returning K.I.D.A. Middle School Indoor Guard Champions. Instructional staff and design team members include Ryan and Brooke Eberly, Shelly Hostetter and Zoe Huston.

The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Percussion Ensemble 2013 program is “Tutt's Time” arranged by Todd Seville. “Tutt's Time” is based upon various Egyptian selections along with the popular “Walk Like an Egyptian.” The ensemble is in its second year of existence and consists of 23 students from grades six through eight. The instructional staff includes Brock Bricker and Todd Seville, along with high school students, Caleb Eberly, Alex Mowen, Mark Peters, Kayla Starr and Hunter Tedrick.