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
Competition Marching Band and Color Guard
2022 Competition Band Schedule & Results
Date - Location
9/24 Downingtown West
10/8 Marple Newtown
10/22 William Tennant
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
BOPs Color Guard Liaison: Stacey Mattox
For more information about Cavalcade of Bands, in which our band competes, visit the Cavalcade of Bands Association website.