Blue Eagle Marching Band Places 1st at Perkiomen Competition

The Nazareth Blue Eagle Marching Band placed 1st in the 'Music in the Valley' marching band competition at Perkiomen Valley High School on Sept. 22.

WAHOO (x2)!

The award-winning Nazareth Blue Eagle Marching Band took on fall competition season the only way it knows how:

  • 1st Place - Group IV Open - Perkiomen Valley High School, "Music of the Valley" Marching Band Competition (Sept. 22)
  • 1st Place - Group IV Open - Souderton Area High School, "Celebration of Bands" competition (Sept. 15)

During Perkiomen Valley's competition, according to band/guard mom and historian Tricia Ferreira, band members faced less-than-desirable weather.

"It was a windy and cloudy evening as the Nazareth Blue Eagle Marching Band took to the field and entered into competition," Ferreira wrote in an e-mail to Patch. "The band did not underestimate the weather and was prepared to give a proud performance and also dazzle the crowd."

Nazareth faced North Penn High School and Upper Moreland High School in the IV Open group.

Here's the score breakdown, according to USBands.org:


  • 1st Place
  • Score: 72.025
  • Caption Awards: Best Music, Best Effect

North Penn

  • 2nd Place
  • Score: 71.525
  • Caption Awards: Best Visual

Upper Moreland

  • 3rd Place
  • Score: 71.025

During the competition at Souderton Area High School, the Nazareth Blue Eagle Marching Band was alone in the IV Open group. Still noteworthy: The band had the highest score of the night -- out of seven bands -- with 71.525.

Holly Mitman September 25, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Wahoo!! :)
Barbara Scherer September 25, 2012 at 07:59 PM
carla September 25, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Wahoo X2!!!


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