G-A indoor groups to perform in show at high school

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
The percussion ensemble is one of the G-A groups hosting a competition this weekend in the high school gym.

The 23rd annual Greencastle-Antrim Indoor Competition will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 in the high school gymnasium. The event is sponsored by the Greencastle-Antrim Band Boosters.

Rules and judging will be by the Keystone Indoor Drill Association.

Three Greencastle-Antrim groups will be performing in exhibition — the Greencastle-Antrim High School Indoor Guard, the Greencastle-Antrim High School Winter Percusssion Ensemble and the Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Indoor Guard.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

Food concessions will be available during the show.

Competing at the show will be the following: high school guards — Frederick, Chambersburg, Hancock, Clarke County, East Pennsboro, Smithsburg, Susquehannock, Allegany, Lingagore, Waynesboro and Pocono Mountain West; high school percusssion — Hancock, Clarke County, Allegany, Mechanicsburg, Littlestown and Susquehannock; middle school guard — Western Heights.

G-A groups

The high school guard performance is choreographed to the music “Summer Breeze” by Jason Mraz.  Kelly Bouder and Jay Wetzel instruct the guard, which is entering its 24th season, along with show writer Ryan Eberly.

The percussion ensemble, which is entering it's 11th season, consists of 22 members performing “Masque of the Red Death," written by Mike Nevin. Based on Edgar Allen Poe's short story of the same name, the production transports the listener back to medieval times where Prince Prospero has naively locked himself and his aristocratic friends in his castle to escape the Red Death, a deadly plague currently ravaging the kingdom. While Prospero and his friends revel in merriment, the Red Death manifests itself into human form and joins the party, thwarting the selfish plans of Prospero and his guests. The group is instructed by Brock Bricker, Jeff Carty, Sam Forney and Todd Seville.  

The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Indoor Guard production for its second year of competition is entitled “Loose Change” by Andrew Peterson. The guard consists of 16 members. The show designer is Ryan Eberly, with instructors Shelly Hostetter and Brooke Eberly.