A bigtime start to the MCHS marching band season as the group set a record by scoring an 81.10, which is the highest first competition score in the history of Mifflin County bands.

Of the first place finish in TOB’s Group 3-Open Class, as well as the Specialty Awards for Best Color Guard, Best Visual and Best Music. on Saturday night at Conemaugh Township High School Stadium, Director Art Belfiore said, “I usually tell the band that scores don’t really matter because it is a subjective opinion of 5 to 7 judges who may or may not have seen the band or know about our program. We judge our success by how many students have a good or their best show. When the majority of the band has a good or their best show, everything else takes care of itself. On the way home from Davidsville, which is just south of Johnstown, I thought that sometime scores DO matter. A score does matter when the band sets a record like they did on Saturday night.”

The band will be in competition next weekend at the Huntingdon Area High School TOB competition. The band will perform at 3 PM. Tickets are available at the gate.