Open to all, the Marching Band Program is a co-curricular program, embracing horn players, percussion and color guard. Spring training begins in May-June, introducing the basic concepts, with rehearsals of the seasons show beginning in earnest in August. The band spends 8 days away at the beautiful venue of Camp Mataponi on Lake Sebago, where the the majority of the show is taught and rehearsed.
Rehearsals continue at the high school throughout the competitive season.
The band competes in the US Bands competitive circuit (formerly USSBA) at a number of venues, culminating at the National Championships in November, this year to be held at MetLife Stadium, NJ.
They also compete and have have been gold medalists since 1987 at the MICCA (Massachusetts and Instrumental Choral Conductors Association) marching band state championships.
Previous accolades include Bands of America Regional Champions and Bands of America Grand National semi finalists.
This years show , is under the Direction of Mr. Joshua Wolloff with the design team including: Ed Devlin, Mark Maguire, Leonard Machado, Michael Keough, Chris Vale and Ben Tileston and many other members of the support staff team.
The orientation package includes dates for practices, camp, etc. Registration will start at the end of May.
Please follow the following parking plans for pick up following marching band practice and competitions
Over the years the list of composers we have performed on the field has been a source of great pride. But, it is easy to choose music of these masters. The band has performed music by Sergei Prokofiev (Romeo & Juliet), Symphony No. 5, Ivan the Terrible, Alexander Nevsky, & Scythian Suite., Paul Hindemith (Symphonic Metamorphosis), Bela Bartok (Dance Suite), David Holsinger (Hopak Roskalniki, Liturgical Dances, and American Faces), Johann De Meij (Skyline), Malcolm Arnold (Peterloo), William Schumann (Chester), Aaron Copland (Emblems, Jubilee Variation, Appalachian Spring, Promise of Living, and Zion), Gustav Mahler (Titan Symphony, No. 1), Johannes Brahms (Symphony No. 1), Sergei Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 2), Petyr Tchaikovsky (Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker Suite, Symphony #5), Duke Ellington (Nutcracker Sweets), Leonard Bernstein (Fancy Free, Profanation, and Make our Garden Grow), Eric Whitacre (Ghost Train), Ludwig Beethoven (Ninth Symphony), Ottirino Resphigi (Festive Romane), George Gershwin (Piano Concerto in F) and Paganini, Igor Stravinsky (Rite of Spring) Dmitri Shostakovich (Symphony #10) Richard Wager (Elsa’s Processional to the Catherdral).