Mid-Atlantic Indoor Competition at West Orange High School Wows Crowd

The WOHS Winter Color Guard performs  Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The Guard performs to "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The ending of a flawless performance Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The Color Guard and WOHS volunteers watch the Indoor Drumline and Percussion Team perform Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Announcer Lew Kelly and DJ Frank Perrone Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The WOHS Percussion Team Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The Indoor Drumline Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Twenty-five Winter Color Guard Teams from New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut competed in the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Competition (MAIN) at West Orange High School on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The West Orange High School Winter Color Guard dazzled the crowd with a flawless performance of their routine, choreographed to "Bridge Over Troubled Water," employing flags, sabers and rifles. Because West Orange hosted the event, their performance was exhibition only.  However, their score was 12 points above the winner.

Following the WOHS Color Guard's performance, the West Orange High School Indoor Drumline and Percussion Team  performed a unique routine with percussion instruments like xylophones, drums, bells, and marimbas.

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The event began at 4 p.m. and ended at 9:30 p.m. An appreciative and enthusiastic audience greeted each group's performance. Band Director Lew Kelly served as announcer, and Erin McClure, music teacher, along with the West Orange High School Music Boosters Organization, plus a large group of  high school volunteers, helped to sell tickets, provide food and snacks, organize and assist in the proceedings.

The following is a list of winners:

Class                      Winner

Cadet                    True Colors Kidz

Jr.                           Synergy

IN                           True Colors

SN                          Mineola-White

IRA                         Pegasus Too

SRA                        West Essex

1A                           Emanon A

SA                           Bridgewater-Raritan

SO                          Somerville

IW                          Alter Ego

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