Parkside HS Earns Highest Score at Delmarvacade of Bands

SALISBURY, Md. – Five high schools competed Saturday to show off their marching band’s skills and performances in the Delmarvacade of Bands.

The event, held at Wicomico County Stadium, featured Easton, Wicomico, Rising Sun, James M. Bennett, and Parkside High Schools, each with their own unique ensemble that impressed the crowd.

Professional judges were in the crowd and watched all five performances before giving their evaluations. James M. Bennett High School won the award in the Open Class division. Their percussion captain, Kelly McNeil, tells us he’s proud of the energy and the performance his students brought.

“It’s super hard to achieve and these kids put in a lot of work and time to make sure they execute it and execute it properly, as best they can, and they did a stand-up job of completing that today,” McNeil said.

Since Parkside hosted the event, they were not competing, however, they still came away with the highest points with their performance.

Altogether on Saturday, 21 bands performed in the Maryland Marching Band Association across the State. Of those 21 bands, Parkside had the highest score of the day with Bennett coming in at a close second. The bands will all compete next weekend at the MMBA State Championship in Towson.

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