Published on August 7, 2023
Last week, the Marching Band began practicing for this year’s show titled, ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing.’
Throughout the Summer, students had been attending rehearsals on Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings to keep their skills sharp. On July 31st, students began attending the annual Band Camp to prepare for the show.
This year, the band is comprised of 88 members; 21 woodwinds, 35 brass, 16 percussion, and 15 color guard. The show will feature musical arrangements of the classic songs, It Don’t Mean a Thing, My Funny Valentine, and Sing Sing Sing.
During band camp, students practice marching, learn choreographed moves, memorize their music, and hone in on a variety of other musical skills. The band is conducted by the student Drum Major, Hayden Milchanowski and this year’s field captains are Maggie Turner (Wind Captain) and Alex Fair (Brass Captain).
As an added layer of fun, students participate in themed days for each day of band camp.
The band will perform at all of the Fall Football games as well as several Band Competitions.
August 25 vs Cocalico
September 1 vs Ephrata
September 8 vs Cedar Crest
September 15 at Conestoga Valley
September 22 at Manheim Central
September 29 vs Exeter
October 6 vs Souderton
October 13 vs Muhlenberg
October 20 vs Lebanon
October 27 at Governor Mifflin
September 9 - Cavalcade Competitionat Cedar Crest HS
September 23 - Cavalcade Competition at Hempfield HS
September 30 - Cavalcade Competition at Boyertown HS
October 7 - US Bands Competition at Marple Newtown HS
October 21- Bands of America Mid Atlantic Regional - University of Maryland
October 28 - Cavalcade Competition at Manheim Central HS
November 4 - Cavalcade Championships at Warwick HS
We’re looking forward to sharing this year’s show with you!