Magic Of Scout House Wins Second Consecutive NECGC Championship
Magic of Scout House winter guard of Cambridge was awarded the first ever North East Color Guard Circuit (NECGC) Showmanship Effectiveness Award in sweeping to a second consecutive circuit championship on Saturday, March 26 at the College at Brockport (State University of New York) in Brockport, New York.
Music for the 2016 routine titled Love is Love includes Find Somebody to Love and Crazy Little Thing Called Love, both by British rock group Queen, and reference to the Ashley Madison online dating site with the advertising catch phrase: Life is short….have an affair. The floor routine opens with a traditional wedding ceremony and ends with two male members eventually finding each other.
Magic, competing in the Senior category, scored 76.39, nine points more than last year’s title-winning score. For the second year in a row, the Scout House guard had top score in every caption in every contest throughout the season. Geneseo Sapphire finished second with a score of 59.40.
Magic of Scout House was formed in autumn, 2014 and first competed in January 2015. First rehearsals for the 2016 contest season held in the fall of 2015 attracted about 30 people, twice as many as the previous year. Members of the 2016 squad come from the Cambridge area, other Niagara peninsula communities and Buffalo, New York. The NECGC includes guards from across upstate New York and southern Ontario.
Preston Scout House Band Inc. offers anyone of any age the opportunity to “Arrange the soundtrack of your life” in marching arts activities starting at age 10 and continuing throughout life. Units within the Scout House Band Inc. family include Preston Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps for young people up to age 22, Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard, Scout House Band for adults over 18, Silver Leaves brass ensemble and the Scout House heritage drill team. Non-performing members are welcome to join to help offer important support services to the organization.
Preston Scout House Band, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with registered charity status able to issue tax receipts to donors, incorporated under the Corporations Act of the Province of Ontario on November 29, 1956.
For more information about all Preston Scout House activities, contact Activities Coordinator Nancy Weiler at telephone (519) 653-3376, email prestonscouthouseband [dot] adm [at] sympatico [dot] ca