Heuvelton Band Leads Scoring At Festival Parade
Updated: Jul 28, 2019
The five marching bands entered in the Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival Parade on Saturday all distinquished themselves with their performances in the long march in intense heat.
The scores reflected that. Heuvelton Central claimed Class B honors with the best score of the day from the Northern New York Parade Music Judge Association at 85.083 followed by Class A OFA at 83.9 and Class B runner-up Lisbon at 83.083. Morristown outscored Gouverneur 71.55-66.6 for Class C honors.
The Marching Bulldogs of Heuvelton also claimed awards for the Best of Winds, Best Majorette in Madison McCormick, Highest General Effect, Highest Musical Management and Best Rifles/Batons.
"This was a very good competition and the scoring was very close," said announcer Matt George who received the Carl Dowdle Award for his dedicated contributions to the Seaway Festival.
Gouverneur received the Espirit DeCorps Award and the Spencer Montroy Memorial Award.
The award is named after Spencer Montroy who was involved with the Morristown Band for several years before his succumbing to cancer at age 39.
Morristown Band members and members of Spencer Montroy's family presented the award.
"This is award is all about the Morristown band. Over the years they have marched despite low numbers. I remember times when they only had six members but they were out there," said George in presenting the award in memory of his late brother-in law.
"Spencer (Montroy) was a big part of that. He was very involved with the Morristown band."
FESTIVAL PARADE AWARDS
Best of Winds - Heuvelton.
Best Brass - OFA.
Best Percussion - Lisbon.
Best Soloist - Gouverneur Baritome.
Best Ensemble - Lisbon Percussion.
Best Majorette - Heuvelton.
Highest General Effect - Heuvelton.
Highest Musical Management - Heuvelton
Highest Musical Arrangement - Lisbon.
Best American Flag - Morristown.
Best Rifles/Batons - Heuvelton.
Best Mascot - OFA.
Espirit DeCorps Award - - Gouverneur.
Spencer Montroy Memorial Sportsmanship Award - Gouverneur.
Class A Scoring: OFA 83.9.
Class C Scoring: Morristown 71.55, Gouverneur Central 66.6
Class B Scoring: Heuvelton 85.083, Lisbon 83.083.