The Values of Marching Band
“What you do is more important than you can imagine…”
The marching band is an auditioned, volunteer, extra-curricular ensemble at Northern Nash. This ensemble provides a “society” and “family” to which all band students can belong. It is a place where they learn values and standards, where they can learn to depend on one another in their pursuit of excellence.
They learn about responsibility, doing their fair share, and sticking to a common goal. They learn to value people, respect their peers, and not make judgments on the superficial. They frequently acquire a stronger base for their adult life than any other avenue open to them.
Comprised of wind, percussion, and colorguard performers, the marching band performs a half-time program at all home football games and select away games. The first official marching band competition is usually early September, which begins the bands travel season, followed by state, regional, and national competitive events. In recent years, the marching band has performed in competitions at Giants’ Stadium, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons), and the USSBA National Championships at the M and T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
At Northern Nash, each school year starts with the the marching band program. The marching band season stretches through November and includes local performances and holiday events in support of our community. At the conclusion of the Marching season members begin the audition and selection process for placement within the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Winterguard.