C. Milton Wright Band Honored for Bel Air July 4th appearance

  • C. Milton Wright High School Band members, parents and staff, receiving the trophy for the best high school band in the Bel Air Independence Day parade, are, front row, from left, Michael Blum (Bel Air Independence Day Committee Parade Chairman), Tom Fowler, Michael Natoli, John Kiebler, Austin Boroshok, Ashley Crowl, Mauricio Tassano, Braeden Travers, Alicia Crowl, Tracy Kiebler and Mary Lynn Twentey (C. Milton Wright Band Director); middle row, from left, Mark Fowler, Kelly Murray, Kinsey Mannion, Claire Mannion, Tori Odom, Ryan Brown and Doug Thier; back row, from left, Stacey Crowl, Adriana Tassano, Phyllis Fowler, Lisa Brown, Theresa Travers, Jeanne Mannion, Mary Beth Thier, Ken Thier, Sara Boroshok and James Natoli.
C. Milton Wright High School Band members, parents and staff,… (Photo courtesy of the Bel…)
August 03, 2011

The Bel Air Independence Day Committee recently recognized the C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band, winners of the Harford County High School July 4th Parade award.

Representatives from the band accepted a monetary prize and the thanks of the committee at Bel Air Town Hall on July 27.

The Mustangs also retained for a second straight year the Harford County High School July 4th Parade Trophy, recognizing the parade's best local high school band.

"The idea behind the Harford County High School July 4th Parade award, which we started three years ago, is to reward the effort and organization it takes for a local high school to put a marching band together in the middle of the summer, when school is not in session and the seniors have all disappeared," parade chairman Michael Blum said in a news release. "It is my dream, of course, to have a parade that includes a band from EVERY high school in Harford — we haven't reached that point yet, but I haven't given up hope!"

It's not too early to sign up to be a part of the 2012 parade, the theme for which will be "The Land of the Free!" Applications are now online at the committee's Web site, http://www.belairjuly4.org.

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