SAHS Competition Band to perform in warmup for Atlantic Coast show
COAL TOWNSHIP - The Shamokin Area High School Competition Band, under the direction of Kevin B. Styer, will perform its 2013 show at 6:30 p.m. Friday prior to the Shamokin Area vs. Mount Carmel Area football game at Kemp Memorial Stadium.
This performance will be the final run before the band competes in the Atlantic Coast Championship on Saturday at West Shore Stadium, Camp Hill. The band's competition time is approximately 3 p.m.
The band is comprised of volunteers from within the high school instrumental program. The band is under the field leadership of drum major Adam Richardson.
The 2013 Fathoms show, with musical arrangements by Mark Lortz and Gary P. Gilroy, is a single movement production exploring ventures on the open seas. The journey begins trying to understand the mystifying perils that lie below. Through the music, the band searches for treasures of long ago while enduring the ghostly spirits from times gone by - the supposed spirits of people who have perished who often appear as shadowy forms causing sounds, the movement of objects, and a frightening atmosphere.
Sharon Styer is assistant band director and percussion instructor; Dan Shuman, marching instructor; Beth Gensemer, guard instructor; Jessica Bainbridge, marching and music assistant; and Rebecca Dressler, percussion assistant.
The Atlantic Coast Championship will feature more than 100 bands. Representing the nine-state area of Tournament of Bands are Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Shamokin Area competes in the Group 2-A which includes 31 to 50 musicians and up to 50 auxiliary members. It is listed in eighth place going into the Atlantic Coast Championship.