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By Staff report | October 23, 1991
The Liberty High School Marching Band became the first Maryland bandto capture state titles in three different groups when it took firstin the Group III competition Saturday at Memorial Stadium.In previous Maryland State High School Band championships, the Lions won the Group I title in 1987 and Group II in 1988 and 1990. In 1989, they finished a close second to Old Mill of Anne Arundel County.Their four titles tie the Lions with North Hagerstown, which claims the most wins during the six years of state competitions.
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by a sun reporter | November 21, 2007
River Hill High School's marching band earned the title of national champion in Group III at the second annual U.S. Scholastic Band Association National Championships on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Competing with 14 other bands based on school size, the Clarksville school finished with a score of 95.55 (out of 100). It also won awards for best visual performance and best music performance. River Hill placed second in best overall effect, third in best color guard and fifth in best percussion.
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By Staff report | October 16, 1991
Three county bands reached season-high ratings Saturday at the 13th annual Showcase of Bands at Francis Scott Key High.South Carroll finished first in Group III competition.With a score of 85.35, the Cavaliers received the traveling trophy for the band with the best overall score.The band also capturedthe group's specialty awards for best percussion, best marching and maneuvering and best music.North Carroll placed third in Group III with a 78.75. Walkersville of Frederick County placed second and captured best drum major and band front in Group III.Westminster took first in Group IV competition with a score of 85.15, beating Williamsport of Washington County by nearly three points.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 4, 1997
PRACTICE MAKES perfect. That's what the Liberty High School Lion's Pride Marching Band proved with its winning performance at a regional championship in Hagerstown over the weekend.The 79-member band overcame nerves and horrendous field conditions on the way to its highest score of the year, 94.15, and the highest score of any of the 24 bands in the competition.Liberty captured first place in Group III, a position it had held for 11 consecutive years before placing second to Allegany High School in 1996.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | September 20, 1993
In the first major band competition of the season that brought all five Carroll County high schools together, the Liberty High School Lions Pride Marching Band swept the Group III honors in five categories Saturday night.The 58 musicians and 12-member color guard, led by drum major Beth Redifer, took the top spot at the South Carroll High School Cavalier Classic Tournament of Bands for best band front, music, percussion, drum major and marching and maneuvering.The group's repertoire was "A Holsinger Portrait," a medley by David R. Holsinger that included "Niles Dance," "Rondo," "On the Grand Prairie Texas" and "Ballet Sacra."
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | October 4, 1993
South Carroll and Francis Scott Key High schools swept the first place awards in their divisions in marching band competition Saturday night at Frederick County's Middletown High School's "A Knight in the Valley" regional tournament.The South Carroll Cavaliers took the four specialty awards -- best drum major, band front (flag bearers), music and percussion -- with a score of 86.55, defeating three other bands in Group III, which includes those with 56 to 80 musicians.Brad Collins, South Carroll's band director, said the group put more emphasis on individual marching and musicianship than on ensemble work.
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October 3, 1990
ELDERSBURG - The Westminster Owl Marching Band opened its fall competition season Saturday, finishing third in the Group III competition at the Liberty Band Extravaganza.With a score of 67.2, the Owls fell behind the second-place South Carroll Cavaliers, whose score was 67.45. The North Carroll Panthers finished sixth in the group, scoring 57.7.Lebanon High School from Pennsylvania scored 77.35 to win first place in Group III, the largest category in the competition. Lebanon also captured the traveling trophy from North Hagerstown High, the defending champion, as well as special awards for percussion, color guard and music.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | November 5, 1993
All five Carroll County high schools will strut their stuff tomorrow, along with 18 other high schools from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, at the annual Chapter XIII Tournament of Bands championships at South Carroll High School.The event will open at 2:45 p.m. with the playing of the national anthem. Competition begins at 3 p.m."This is the first time the chapters have been in the county since 1990, when Westminster [High School] had them," said Diana Hall, publicity chairwoman for the South Carroll High Cavaliers Band Boosters.
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By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff Writer | October 27, 1992
Neither rain, nor mud, nor bolt of lightning could stop the Liberty High Marching Band in Saturday's Freestate Spectacular VII band competition at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium.Under the direction of first-year director Bryan Eber, the Lions captured their fifth title in the competition's seven-year history, including its third consecutive crown.Liberty compiled 87.7 points out of 100 possible in the 13-school Group III competition, which consisted of bands with 55 to 80 members.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | September 27, 1993
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor darkness of night shall keep the music from being played, as 15 high school bands from three states proved Saturday night.Liberty High School played host to 14 bands from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia at the 11th annual Marching Band Extravaganza in a steady downpour -- creating a muddy, slippery field for the musicians, flag bearers and baton twirlers.All five Carroll County high schools participated in the tournament, though Liberty, as host, performed only in exhibition at the end.Of the four Carroll bands in competition, the South Carroll Cavaliers, a Group III band, received the highest score, 83.4.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | November 5, 1993
All five Carroll County high schools will strut their stuff tomorrow, along with 18 other high schools from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, at the annual Chapter XIII Tournament of Bands championships at South Carroll High School.The event will open at 2:45 p.m. with the playing of the national anthem. Competition begins at 3 p.m."This is the first time the chapters have been in the county since 1990, when Westminster [High School] had them," said Diana Hall, publicity chairwoman for the South Carroll High Cavaliers Band Boosters.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | October 4, 1993
South Carroll and Francis Scott Key High schools swept the first place awards in their divisions in marching band competition Saturday night at Frederick County's Middletown High School's "A Knight in the Valley" regional tournament.The South Carroll Cavaliers took the four specialty awards -- best drum major, band front (flag bearers), music and percussion -- with a score of 86.55, defeating three other bands in Group III, which includes those with 56 to 80 musicians.Brad Collins, South Carroll's band director, said the group put more emphasis on individual marching and musicianship than on ensemble work.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | September 27, 1993
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor darkness of night shall keep the music from being played, as 15 high school bands from three states proved Saturday night.Liberty High School played host to 14 bands from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia at the 11th annual Marching Band Extravaganza in a steady downpour -- creating a muddy, slippery field for the musicians, flag bearers and baton twirlers.All five Carroll County high schools participated in the tournament, though Liberty, as host, performed only in exhibition at the end.Of the four Carroll bands in competition, the South Carroll Cavaliers, a Group III band, received the highest score, 83.4.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | September 20, 1993
In the first major band competition of the season that brought all five Carroll County high schools together, the Liberty High School Lions Pride Marching Band swept the Group III honors in five categories Saturday night.The 58 musicians and 12-member color guard, led by drum major Beth Redifer, took the top spot at the South Carroll High School Cavalier Classic Tournament of Bands for best band front, music, percussion, drum major and marching and maneuvering.The group's repertoire was "A Holsinger Portrait," a medley by David R. Holsinger that included "Niles Dance," "Rondo," "On the Grand Prairie Texas" and "Ballet Sacra."
NEWS
By John Harris III and John Harris III,Staff Writer | October 27, 1992
Neither rain, nor mud, nor bolt of lightning could stop the Liberty High Marching Band in Saturday's Freestate Spectacular VII band competition at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium.Under the direction of first-year director Bryan Eber, the Lions captured their fifth title in the competition's seven-year history, including its third consecutive crown.Liberty compiled 87.7 points out of 100 possible in the 13-school Group III competition, which consisted of bands with 55 to 80 members.
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By KATHY SUTPIN | October 23, 1992
Pint-sized creatures, comical or creepy, are invited to show off their trick-or-treat finery on the morning of Oct. 31 during the Mount Airy Halloween Parade and Children's Costume Contest.Area children, from tiny tots to 12-year-olds, are eligible to compete in the event, which is sponsored jointly by the Mount Airy Area Jaycees and Mount Airy Lions Club, said Jaycee chairman Merry Lynn Barrie.Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. near the Mount Airy Train Station on Main Street.The street will be closed briefly for the 9:30 a.m. parade, a short stroll from the train station to the municipal parking lot.At the parking lot, children who have been registered for the costume contest prior to the parade will be grouped according to their ages.
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by a sun reporter | November 21, 2007
River Hill High School's marching band earned the title of national champion in Group III at the second annual U.S. Scholastic Band Association National Championships on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Competing with 14 other bands based on school size, the Clarksville school finished with a score of 95.55 (out of 100). It also won awards for best visual performance and best music performance. River Hill placed second in best overall effect, third in best color guard and fifth in best percussion.
NEWS
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 4, 1997
PRACTICE MAKES perfect. That's what the Liberty High School Lion's Pride Marching Band proved with its winning performance at a regional championship in Hagerstown over the weekend.The 79-member band overcame nerves and horrendous field conditions on the way to its highest score of the year, 94.15, and the highest score of any of the 24 bands in the competition.Liberty captured first place in Group III, a position it had held for 11 consecutive years before placing second to Allegany High School in 1996.
NEWS
By Staff report | November 13, 1991
After facing the stiffest competition of the season, three county marching bands called themselves privileged to perform in the Atlantic Coast Championships Saturday and Sunday in Scranton, Pa."It's enough to get there," said Steve Miles, Liberty's band director. "With the high level of competition, everyone who goes is a winner."For the first time, the Lions competed in Group III, along with 25 other bands. In previous years, the band has competed in Group II, for smaller bands.Miles said he was pleased with their final score, 94.75, calling it the highest any county band has ever achieved.
NEWS
By Staff report | October 23, 1991
The Liberty High School Marching Band became the first Maryland bandto capture state titles in three different groups when it took firstin the Group III competition Saturday at Memorial Stadium.In previous Maryland State High School Band championships, the Lions won the Group I title in 1987 and Group II in 1988 and 1990. In 1989, they finished a close second to Old Mill of Anne Arundel County.Their four titles tie the Lions with North Hagerstown, which claims the most wins during the six years of state competitions.
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