CUMBERLAND - Area bands will be back in action Saturday as Allegany High School hosts the Tournament of Bands (TOB) competition.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
CUMBERLAND - Area bands will be back in action Saturday as Allegany High School hosts the Tournament of Bands (TOB) competition.
The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at Greenway Avenue Stadium with performances by the Northern Garrett, Johnstown, Somerset and Southern Garrett marching bands.
Francis Scott Key is the only band in group 2A and they will be followed by group 4A bands from Frankfort and Martinsburg.
Keyser will present its show in the 1 open class as the Golden Tornado Marching Band and Baldwin High School are unopposed in their respective classes.
Competing in the 3 open class will be Mountain Ridge, Hedgesville and Fort Hill. Allegany will close out the evening as they take the field at 9 p.m.
The bands made a good showing at Preston High School last weekend with Keyser, Southern Garrett and Frankfort each bringing home top honors for their division.
This was Keyser’s first competition after debuting Rex: The Colors of Mardi Gras at Cadence in the Valley.
Member earned a score of 77.10 and took home specialty awards for auxiliary and percussion. North Marion placed second with a score of 70.75.
Keyser finished week three of competition in the 10th spot on their way to the Atlantic Coast Championships (ACC).
Southern Garrett High School had the top score in 1A and for the night, with 85.47 maintaining their spot of number one in the rankings and capturing the specialty awards in for auxiliary and percussion.
In second place in Group 1A was Northern Garrett with a score of 76.50 followed by Petersburg with 75.245. Northern is sitting in the 18th spot for the ACC’s, while Petersburg ranks 26th.
Allegany High School competed at Queen Annes County earning 86.85 and moving them to the top spot in their division rankings.
Mountain Ridge and Fort Hill High School sit in the 17th and 19th spots on the rankings based on their scores from Cadence in the Valley.
Frankfort High School earned top honors in group 4A at Preston as they kicked off their competition season.
The Falcon Marching Band brought home a score of 79.275 along with awards for auxiliary and percussion. They hold down the fourth spot in the rankings.
Placing second was Buckhannon-Upshur with a score of 76.925.