NORWICH – The Purple Tornado Marching Band’s 2010 season ended with a seventh place Small School Division I finish at the New York State Field Band Conference Championships, held Sunday at the Syracuse Carrier Dome.
The Purple Tornado’s score of 83.85 was just enough to edge out last place Jordan-Elbridge, which posted a final score of 81.90. Rounding out the Small School Division I competition were East Irondequoit (84.30), Northwestern (85.75), East Syracuse-Minoa (88.70), New Hartford (89.90) and first place finisher Medina (90.90).
The band’s 2010 program, “Conquest and Courage: A Crusaders’ Fable,” featured a medieval theme inspired in part by the motion pictures Dragonheart and First Knight. The performance integrates the music and imagery of the epic battle scenes typically associated with the Middle Ages and the Crusades.