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Dobbs Ferry's Marching Cobras Blast To First At Drumline Competition

The Marching Cobras of New York won the first-place trophy from the inaugural Oak Park Drumline Competition
The Marching Cobras of New York won the first-place trophy from the inaugural Oak Park Drumline Competition Video Credit: SHAQ WA
The band is composed of at-risk adolescents with a major contingent from St. Christopher’s Inc. in Dobbs Ferry.
The band is composed of at-risk adolescents with a major contingent from St. Christopher’s Inc. in Dobbs Ferry. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Marching Cobras show off their trophy.
The Marching Cobras show off their trophy. Photo Credit: Contributed

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- The Marching Cobras of New York, a band composed of at-risk adolescents with a major contingent from St. Christopher’s Inc., recently brought home the first-place trophy from the inaugural Oak Park Drumline Competition.

The teenagers competed against 15 drum lines from Ohio, Detroit, Pennsylvania and other locations during the competition, which took place in Oak Park, Mich.

“It was a very powerful experience for the kids, and they really did an excellent job. They practiced for many late nights,” said Terrel Stowers, band director. “At the end of the competition, my speech to the kids was very clear: ‘It’s not about the first-place win, it’s about the impact we leave in a society that matters.’”

“The Marching Cobras gave an excellent performance and we congratulate them on their win in Michigan. This is a major accomplishment and they all should be extremely proud of themselves,” added Dr. Robert Maher, CEO, St. Christopher’s.

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