2019 Magic Of Scout House Winter Guard Raffle Winners

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Winners of the Magic of Scout House winter guard’s annual fund raising raffle to help pay travel expenses shared $1,000, with first prize winner Angele Faucher receiving $500; second prize winner Franco Spina receiving $300 and third prize winner Mike Young receiving $200. The annual fund raising event offers 500 tickets priced at $10 each.

Magic will be competing in North East Color Guard Circuit (NECGC) contests from January to April across the border in New York state, including events in Orchard Park, Lancaster, Medina, Rochester, and close to home in Kitchener/Waterloo.

The winter guard is seeking its fifth consecutive championship in the NECGC senior division. Magic is undefeated since first competing in January 2015,. This season, Magic’s contest routine is saluting Women Who Rock with a routine taking audiences on a journey through some of the most iconic music produced by women of rock.

The first words of the contest routine come from the acceptance speech when rock band Heart, headed by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, “For us, music is the real church. It makes us all equal and perfectly human. But we’re not finished rocking, just yet!”

Magic’s design staff for 2019 includes Danielle Beckingham, Samantha Rasmussen and Jessica Beckingham. Instructional staff includes Bridget Sinden and Joshua Coit. Support staff members include Rob Summers, Linda Larabie, Dana Hughes, Traci Morrow, Lisa Bouffard and Emily Kowalczyk. Directors are Jehn Burkowski and Andrea Grant.

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. The multi-unit organization offers individuals the opportunity to “Arrange the soundtrack of your life” in marching arts activities starting at age 8 and continuing throughout life.

These units are: Preston Scout House Cadets award winning drum and bugle corps for young men and women up to age 21; Preston Scout House Band, which has earned more than 50 awards, certificates and plaques since forming in the fall of 1998; Silver Leaves Brass, an award winning ensemble that performs year round in concerts, parades, business and community events; Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard, winner of four consecutive North East Color Guard Circuit championships since first competing in 2015; Heritage Drill Team, with members wearing the vintage Preston Scout House Band uniform including tight black shorts, knee socks, short sleeved burgundy tunics, white gauntlets and Aussie hats as in the 1950 and 1960s.

For more information about Preston Scout House Band Inc. activities, contact telephone (519) 653-3376, email prestonscouthouseband [dot] adm [at] sympatico [dot] ca or visit the website at: scouthouseband.com

Posted by on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019. Filed under Current News, FrontPage Feature, Winter Guard International News.