On Saturday, November 10, at the Hershey Park Stadium, the Marple Newtown Tiger Marching Band earned second place at the Cavalcade of Bands Championships. They also earned the award for High Music. They competed against 16 other marching bands in the Liberty Division (bands of 59-83 members), earning a score of 94.6 out of 100. Members of the Tiger Band’s senior class accepted the awards on behalf of the Tiger Band. The Tiger Band performed their field show “The Grid,” music by Frank Sullivan and drill by Todd Marcocci. The Tiger Band is under the direction of Michael S. Massimo. Additional staff are Laura Wooden, Richard Schmidt, Colin Hayden, Jake Olimpi, Steve Weiss, Greg Gillin and Sherwood Solely. Senior Nate Pentz is Drum Major.
The Tiger Band will be participating in West Chester’s annual Holiday Parade on Friday, November 30. Tiger Band members are also selling tickets for their annual Gift Card Bouquet Fundraiser. Marple Newtown Music Parents Association will raffle off gift cards totaling $2000 to three winners at Marple Newtown High School’s annual Winter Concert on December 19, 2012. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Winner does not need to be present. Tickets can be purchased from any MNHS music student or look out for us at the December 1 Broomall tree lighting, December 2 Newtown Square Tree Lighting, MNHS fall play “A Christmas Carol” on December 13, 14 and 15 and at our Winter Concerts on December 18 & 19 at MNHS.
Photo credit: Marty Weitzman
On Sunday, November 11, 2012 The Chichester High School Marching Band proved they are a force to be reckoned with. Presenting a strong, vibrant and entertaining show, Chichester soared with such outstanding music and high energy you could not help but bop along. Chichester Marching Band placed 2nd to Bermudian Springs by 1.5 points in the Independence A division. However placing second was sweetened by the outcome of not only surpassing their own personal high score of 80.95 to bring in a 85.45! Included along with the score Chichester Marching Band received three special Awards. High Auxiliary, High Effect & High Visual.
Chichester Marching Bands show this year included four Journey songs, Anyway you want it, Open Arms, Separate ways & Don’t stop believing. Among the four selections were soloist Tyler Wooters on Trumpet, Brianna Cronin on Trombone, Ed Stencler on Trumpet. Guard soloist; Alexis Rodriguez, Jenni Lee, Kayla Houser, Lynda Houser, Rhiannon Charney and a Percussion Feature.
Chichester Marching Band is under the direction of Mr. Ted Chaney-Miadzinian as well as Assistant Director Mr. Daniel Brown, Horn line instructors Mr. Tony June and Mr. Mike Howell. Percussion Head Mr. John Conover. Guard Instructors Mrs. Krystin Brown and Ms. Norene Gipe.
Chichester Marching Band Student leadership; Drum Majors Tim Cisclo and Virginia Tanner. Drumline Captain Matt Harron. Pit Captain Erica Malinowski. Horn line Captain Ed Stencler and Guard Captains Alexis Rodriguez and Kayla Houser.
The shows field visual design created by Mr. Douglas Ballard and Ms. Stephanie Malinowski
Chichester Marching Band is proud to have included ten graduating Seniors this season. Guard; Kayla Houser, Lynda House, Alexis Rodriguez, Jenni Lee and Kaitlyn Ricks. Pit; Emily VanNewKirk. Drumline; JT Erispaha and Matt Harron. Horn Line; Ed Stencler and Tim Cisclo(Drum Major) We wish you the best in your future endeavors.