CORNING - The First Annual Crystal City Colors Winterguard Show was held Saturday at Corning-Painted Post High School.

Fifteen color guards performed, as well as two drumline exhibitions, two majorettes and one additional exhibition guard.

The host squad from C-PP placed first in its category. It will head to the North East Color Guard Circuit Championships - to be held April 7 at Gates-Chili High School - as the No. 2 seed.

Corning scored 74.15 points in the A1 division to top Hinsdale Headliners (70.42), as well as Marcus Whitman (63.51).

“All five Corning groups had great performances last night,” said C-PP band director Joe Stork. “The winter guard's performance was brought to a new level with the amount of emotion and energy they had thanks to the hometown crowd. 

“It’s certainly something the performers will want to bottle and carry with them for the rest of the season.”

Corning was also represented by a drumline, as well as its high school and middle school majorettes.

Other winners from the evening included Medina Novice (Novice Division), Medina Cadet (Cadet), Gates-Chili JV (Regional A), Lakeside (Senior), Gates-Chili Independent (Independent A), Medina (Scholastic A) and Orchard Park (Scholastic Open).

According to Stork, the inaugural event was a big hit.

“The event was incredibly successful thanks to the C-PP Band Boosters, the Music Department and the C-PP District,” Stork said. “Turnout was great - standing room only. The district really shined last night through it's programs, organization and venue. 

Stork added that the future is bright for the competition.

“We have already been contacted and asked to host bigger events,” he said. “We will debut the 2nd Crystal City Colors event next year in March, possibly with the addition of a morning Winter Percussion competition.”