The Baldwinsville "Marching Bees" placed fifth in their class on Sunday Oct. 31 at the New York State Field Band Championship.
The 126-member marching band's performance of their "Star Trek" show earned them a score of 88.10. This is 2.10 points less than Brentwood, the first place band in their class, and 6.2 more than Huntington, the last place band in the class. There were six bands in the Large School 2 Class.
This was the 36th year the Marching Bees performed at the New York State Field Band Championship, which is held at Syracuse University in the Carrier Dome. They have won several times, including first place last year.
The music for the "Star Trek" show was arranged by Nick Baratta, based on the music from the movie and TV show, which was composed by Michael Giacchino and Alexander Courage, respectfully. Some of the songs in the performance were "Star Trek," "Enterprising Young Men" and "Labor of Love."
The Baldwinsville Central School Marching Bees are directed by Casey Vanderstouw, with student drum majors, Daniel Mullarney and Morgan Noune.