Huge day for Marching Comets

Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-Times

The Amherst Marching Comets doubled up Saturday, first earning the grand champion title at Akron University, where they performed their “Dia de Los Muertos” show. Then the Amherst musicians headed to the 54th Annual Band-A-Rama in Avon Lake, where they placed second in a field of 16 bands. The performance also earned the Marching Comets a trip to state for the 17th straight year. The Band-A-Rama is an adjudicated event sanctioned by the Ohio Music Education Association. Other bands that performed include Black River, Rossford, St. Edward, West Seneca, Willoughby, Perry, Avon, Brunswick, Wellington, and Avon Lake.