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West marching band is USBands PA State Champion

The Downingtown West marching band holds a banner and trophy on Kottmeyer Stadium after winning the 2022 USBands Group V Open

The Downingtown High School West marching band finished first in the Group V Open division at the USBands PA State Championships on October 22 at Kottmeyer Stadium. They received a score of 95.2, which was the overall high score in the competition (out of 23 bands).

Division is determined by the total size of the band. Group V is the largest and the open classification is the most advanced.

This is a major milestone for the West marching band, as USBands is a national competition circuit. The judging panel included judges from San Francisco, CA; Summerville, GA; Lakewood, FL; Boston, MA; as well as other parts of the country.

Next up, the band will compete in the USBands National Championships at MetLife Stadium on November 5.