Hilton Winter Drumline takes first place at NYS Percussion Circuit Championship

By on April 16, 2018
The Hilton 2018 Winter Drumline: (front, l-r) Makenna Garbowski, Cameron Ryan, Claire Donohue, Billy Dobles, Haven Tower and Arrieana Brown; (middle) Brian Phung, Cassy Cerone, Graham North, Will North, Michael Coval, Andrew Springer, Andrew Melita, Joey Marino and Joey Chirdo; (back) Nicole Cavallaro, Allison Mattle, Andre Watson, Jonah Mott, Mike Denise and Desirae Kluth. Provided photo

The Hilton 2018 Winter Drumline: (front, l-r) Makenna Garbowski, Cameron Ryan, Claire Donohue, Billy Dobles, Haven Tower and Arrieana Brown; (middle) Brian Phung, Cassy Cerone, Graham North, Will North, Michael Coval, Andrew Springer, Andrew Melita, Joey Marino and Joey Chirdo; (back) Nicole Cavallaro, Allison Mattle, Andre Watson, Jonah Mott, Mike Denise and Desirae Kluth. Provided photo

The Hilton School District Winter Drumline brought home the First Place Gold Medal after winning the 2018 New York State Percussion Circuit (NYSPC) Championship held in Syracuse on April 8. In addition to the first place award, the 21-member ensemble won the awards for Best Music, Best Visual and High Score (Large School – Percussion Scholastic A).

Hilton began the busy weekend by competing in the percussion event held in Welland, Ontario, Canada on April 7. There, Hilton placed first in both the PSA competition as well as the “Drumline Throwdown” – a tournament bracket face-off competition.

The 2018 NYSPC Gold Medal represents the 16th NYS percussion title for Hilton and the first since 2014. The ensemble includes students in grades 7-12, and is directed by HCSD faculty member Tim Stodd.

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