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MARCHING AND COMPETITION MARCHING BAND

Find the Fall 2022 band schedules here.

Marching & Concert Band

The HHS marching band, directed by Mr. Alex Gittelman, represents our school district:

  • performs at football games

  • a small pep band performs at basketball games

  • plays for many other schoolwide events

  • leads the annual Haverford Township Day Parade

  • plays for the Haverford Township's annual Memorial Day Ceremony

  • participates in other township celebrations


During the winter and spring concert season, musicians perform with either the Concert Band or Wind Ensemble. Wind Ensemble is the higher-level group; placement is by audition for both performing groups. Select members of the wind ensemble also perform as part of the school symphony orchestra at orchestra concerts and commencement.

Each year, many HHS band members are selected, through audition, for PMEA district and regional band.

The HHS band also travels, for 4 days in the spring of even-numbered years, to an adjudicated music festival in Virginia or Florida. Trips are optional and are paid for by the students who attend.  Multiple fundraising opportunities to offset these costs are sponsored by BOPs throughout the year.


For up-to-date information about sectionals, performances, and forms, please visit each director's Canvas page, accessed through the Haverford High School website.

BOPs Marching Band Liaisons: Kate Schmitt and Chrissy Carcanague

marchingband@hhsmusic.org


Competition Marching Band and Color Guard

2022 Competition Band Schedule & Results

Date  -  Location

9/17    Ridley

9/24    Downingtown West

10/8    Marple Newtown

10/22  William Tennant 

10/29  Abington

11/5    Conestoga

11/12  Cavalcade Championship - Hershey PA


New to Comp Band? What you need to know …

                          

The Competition Marching Band is a dedicated group of musicians and color guard.  They perform intricate music and drill work on the field, and compete throughout the fall. The Haverford High School Competition Marching Band has a long-standing record of performance excellence.


Competition Band Staff

Director: Alex Gittelman
Assistant Director: Laura Esposto
Percussion Instructors: Tex Lazenbery, Gabe Baron
Color Guard Instructors: Christina Cherego, Olivia Marino
Visual Designer: Jason Majerczak
Marching Instructors: Liz Marino, Anthony Cherego


BOPs Competition Band Liaison: Geri St. Joseph  

compband@hhsmusic.org

BOPs Color Guard Liaison: Stacey Mattox

colorguard@hhsmusic.org

For more information about Cavalcade of Bands, in which our band competes, visit the Cavalcade of Bands Association website.