Marching Band

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Ready for competition!


The Cumberland Valley High School Marching Band is an educational arts program dedicated to providing the youth of our high school with the means to develop life skills, foster musicianship, improve performance skills, build character and encourage teamwork while cultivating the talents of tomorrow's leaders.

Membership in the Cumberland Valley Marching Band is open to students in grades 9-12 who play instruments in the woodwind, brass and percussion families or wish to join the color guard. Recruitment activities include the annual 'Band in the Stands" event (middle school students play with the CVMB at a CV home football game), student and director presentations at each middle schools throughout the year, "Try Out Marching Band" sessions during the spring and informational parent meetings in May.

Marching Band members receive academic credit. Curriculum maps are currently being designed for this course. Each student will receive a directory/handbook that contains all the requirements for marching band, including attendance requirements at rehearsals and performances.  This course will be Pass/Fail and worth .25 elective credits.

The CVHS Marching Band is one of the area's most respected musical organizations. The band has performed at community events, festivals and competitions and has participated in the following events over the years:

  • The Mechanicsburg Borough Halloween Parade
  • The Cumberland County Firefighters' Association Parade
  • The Florida Power Citrus Bowl Parade and Music Festival
  • The Copper Bowl Parade and Music Festival
  • The Fiesta Bowl Parade and Music Festival
  • The National Holiday Bowl Parade and Music Festival
  • The Tournament of Bands (TOB) Chapter VI Championships
  • The Tournament of Bands (TOB) Atlantic Coast Championships
  • The James Madison University Marching Band Competition
  • The Bands of America Regional Championships at Hofstra University
  • The USSBA Championships at Giants Stadium

Please contact Marching Band Director, David Porter, with additional inquiries and visit the marching band website for more information and a more in-depth and exciting perspective of the accomplishments of our CV band students.

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