So. Seneca marching band champs at SF pageant

South Seneca’s Falcon Pride is flying high after earning the ‘Grand Champion’ award, the highest recognition at the 40th annual Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands. Director of the middle school and high school concert bands, middle and high school jazz bands, marching band and drum line, Raymond Zajac, Jr., noted, “I am remarkably proud by the collective effort all of our students put forth to achieve another important and impressive Grand Champion win!” He added, “South Seneca has once again demonstrated the talent that exists in a small rural district and shows how they can compete along with class B and A schools with larger numbers and more directors.” Grand Champion is the highest award only given to one school with the top points accumulated for the entire pageant. During Friday and Saturday’s performances the South Seneca musicians received continuous compliments and constructive feedback from adjudicators that provided short clinics after performances and who spoke about our groups outstanding preparation and execution in a very honest manner. In addition to the Grand Champion award, South Seneca performed in Class C competition and won these awards: The Falcon Marching band led by Drum Major, Tracey Zajac (senior), performed a high powered rendition of “Copacabana” to an enthusiastic crowd and earned first place; The High School Drum Line earned first place in the PSA-SS division; The Middle School Jazz Band earned first place; The Middle School Concert Band earned first place; The High School Concert Band earned second place; The High School Jazz Band earned third place; The Twirlers earned first place; the Color Guard earned first place in the novice division. Color Guard is directed by Ann Morgan. The Falcon Music Boosters provided much support to our event weekend and we want to thank them as well as all the parents that came to cheer us on and witnessed how exciting and intense band pageants are.

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