Marching Band Wins State TitleFor the first time in more than 30 years, the Webster CSD Marching Band earned the Large School 2 Class State Championship title during the New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Championship, this year held at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome on Sunday, October 31.
Known as The Pride of Webster, the Webster Marching Band won the title amid a field of nine schools with a score of 90.80 for their 2021 show performance of Unbroken. Unbroken features three movements of original music (written by Webster Marching Band Director and program alumnus Jerbrel Bowens) that focus on breaking free from life’s struggles and routines -- emerging unbroken to be who one wants to be.
The Webster Marching Band, now in its 36th season, is made up of 66 students from all four WCSD secondary schools: Spry Middle School, Willink Middle School, Webster Schroeder High School, and Webster Thomas High School. Student musicians who play a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument participate, along with color guard performers. Webster’s marching band begins each season with extensive training in the spring, progresses to summer parade season, and ends with the rigorous fall competition season, culminating with the NYSFBC Championship.
“I am thrilled for this outstanding group of state champions,” said Mr. Bowens. “They have tirelessly rehearsed their show since last spring, and to see that dedication result in a state title is so gratifying.”
The Webster Marching Band was welcomed home on Halloween evening with a Webster police and fire department escort to celebrate their championship. The band thanks the leaders and educators of the Webster Central School District, the Webster Marching Band Boosters, and the One Webster community for their ongoing support.
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