Kingston marching band heads to Canada
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KINGSTON, N.Y. -- The Kingston High School Tiger Band heads north to perform at a Canadian football game in Montreal. The students are scheduled to play the halftime show for the Alouettes of Montreal.
The marching band will perform in from of 30,000 people at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium. Students said they've worked very had throughout the summer during band camp and practices in preparation for this performance.
"It's going to be our first public performance. It's pretty cool, we've never left the country before, and we've been to Disney World, but this year we're going to Montreal and we're playing for a Canadian football team," said Justin Conley Jr., band member.
"It's a great opportunity for the kids, and I've never been to Canada before, but to play in front of a crowd of 30,000 people at a football game, I think it's going to be a dynamite experience," added Steve Murphy, percussion instructor.
Philip Stephenson, band director, said, "These kids have worked hard in the late summer with band camp, and for them to be able to perform in this arena, it's very exciting for them."
The band's next performance is on October 21 at the Fall Fanfare at Dietz Stadium. They also hope to take first place at the State Championship at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on October 28.