All those hours of practice paid off big time for a group of Delaware County student musicians.
The Upper Darby High School Indoor Drumline placed best in its division at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championship, the nation's largest such competition, last weekend in Dayton, Ohio.
"We were extremely proud," said band director Jason Majerczak.
The group of more than 40 students finished with a final score of 96.65, its highest ever, beating 31 other groups. The students received gold medals and the school a large trophy, Majerczak said.