DELAWARE COUNTY

Indoor drum line

finishes 10th

UPPER DARBY The Upper Darby High School indoor drum line made waves at the Winter Guard International finals on April 12 in Dayton, Ohio.

The 43-member crew strutted to a 10th-place finish in its first year in the World Class level, the top tier for the event, before 30,000 spectators at the University of Dayton Arena.

Overall, 250 teams from around the world compete in the finals, 16 of which are in the World Class level. Last year, the Delaware County school won the Open Class. It was bumped up this March to the more competitive group. An indoor drum line consists of the marching percussion and front ensemble sections of a marching band or drum corps.

"It is just huge," said Jason Majerczak, drum line director. "We teach the kids to keep pushing, to get better, [that] hard work pays off, and it did." To see a clip from the team's performance earlier in the season, go www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhSZ5625LWw - Mari A. Schaefer