Firestone High School's marching band set a school record at the 37th New Philadelphia Marching Quaker Band Competition Saturday, Oct. 20. The 112-member band earned its highest-ever score and swept both categories in which it competed. In Class A competition, Firestone earned awards for Best Auxiliary and Best Percussion and won first place. In the Overall Competition, with 15 bands competing, Firestone earned awards for Best Visual, Best General Effect, Best Music, Best Overall Auxiliary and Best Overall Percussion. The band's 2012 program titled "Division" consists of musical selections from Mahler's "Symphony #5," Dvorak's "Symphony #9 – The New World Symphony" and Mozart's "Lacrimosa." Soloists include senior Thomas Lehman and sophomores Nicholas Chura and Megan Hirsch on trumpet and senior Christopher Collins on baritone. Akron City Council recognized the band's accomplishment at its meeting this week. For more information, contact band director Thomas Weaver at email@example.com or 330.873.3315. Visit our photo gallery page (or click on the link below) to see pictures of the band's recognition at the November 5 Board meeting.