Elmwood-Murdock Public School

      School Mascot: Knights

      School Colors: Black/Silver/White

      How many students are in your school? K-12: 396

      How many are in your band? 54

      School founded: 1990

      Is your school consolidated? Yes

      When did it consolidate? 1990

      With what other towns? Elmwood, Murdock, Alvo, Manley and Unadilla

      How many people live in your town? Murdock- 300, Elmwood- 800

      How many years has your band been attending the HOH? Since 1996 as a consistent competitor

      What songs will the band be playing this year? "A Spanish Festival"

      Why did you choose those songs? The Latin music will excite the crowd.

      What previous awards has your band won?

      • Applejack Parade: 1st in 2007-2010, 2013-2014; 2nd in 2006 and 2012; 3rd in 2005
      • Harvest of Harmony: 1st in 2010; 2nd in 2007-2009; 3rd in 2012; 4th in 2011, 2005; 5th in 2013
      • District Superior Plaque in 2012, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2003

      Facts/Trivia: 2014 - Disney World Tour; 2010 - Washington D.C. Tour; 2006 - Chicago Tour

      Drum Majors or Majorettes: Brenna Backemeyer

      Band Director: Michael Hanson; Assistant - Dale Vanderford

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