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STVM showcases area bands

9/27/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Eric Cantor
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Driving rain threatened to cancel St. Vincent-St. Mary (STVM) High School’s seventh annual Marching Band Show Sept. 8 but gave way to a crisp and clear evening by showtime.

Photo courtesy of Carmen Studio Photography
STVM’s own marching band is shown at right performing for the crowd during the show.

More than 1,000 were in attendance to cheer on the performances of eight area high school bands, according to show organizers. Those who strutted their stuff included the Canton Central Catholic Crusaders, Manchester High School Panthers (pictured at left), Mogadore High School Wildcats, Rittman High School Indians, Rootstown High School Rovers, Springfield High School Spartans, Woodridge High School Bulldogs and the STVM Fighting Irish.

A spectacle of brass, woodwinds and percussion played all types of music, from show tunes to pop favorites, as sequins and high kicks, low splits, triple baton twirling and intricate drills graced the John Cistone field at STVM, according to organizers.

“The show was a great success,” said STVM Director of Music Brian Campbell. “All of the bands participating did an outstanding job. It’s great to see all the bands come together and cheer for each other.”

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