PARENTS

GENERAL BAND MEETING  

for Parents

First TUESDAY of every month at 7:30PM in the WTHS Band Room

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS  

for WTMBA Officers, Band Director and Guests

First TUESDAY of every month at 5:30PM in the WTHS Band Room

    

Welcome to the William Tennent Marching Band!

By supporting your child’s decision to join the “Pride of William Tennent High School”, you have already made a commitment to support the dedication, self-discipline, teamwork, and effort it will require this year to continue the Marching Band tradition.  This year will provide you and your child a lifetime of great and unique memories.  This “Frequently Asked Questions” document has been developed to help new parents with many of the questions that arise each year related to the Marching Band.  We hope you find it beneficial in helping you gain a better understanding of the Band and the Marching Band Association.

The William Tennent High School Marching Band has built a solid reputation throughout Bucks County, across the state and around the nation.  The Band is an integral part and proud representative of the Centennial School District, encompassing Warminster, Southampton and Ivyland.  The Band performs regularly at football games, adjudications, festivals and parades.  Locally, the Band can be seen at the annual Hatboro Christmas Parade, and performing at Memorial Day ceremonies in Ivyland, Southampton, and Warminster, including the Warminster Memorial Day Parade.  The Band also participates in four adjudications each year, and hosts our own adjudication each October. Adjudications are performances that provide the Band with a chance to participate in standards based evaluations.  In this regard, they are judged on their marching and their overall sound and effects against a national standard of excellence on a predetermined ratings scale and are not competing against the other participating bands.  From 1992 to 2002 the WTHS Marching Band received national recognition for excellence five times! National and regional televised events include the Fiesta Bowl Parade, the Alamo Bowl Half-Time Show, the Gator Bowl Pre-Game show, which featured the WTHS band, the Gator Bowl Parade and Half-time show, and the Daytona 500 Parade. Other notable performances include participation in the All American Music Festival “Sweepstakes Tournament” where they were ranked 5th in the nation (!); performances of the national anthem for four major league baseball teams (Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland and of course, our Phillies. Still more impressive performances include performing as part of our nation’s Memorial Day celebration on the Capitol Building Steps, Princeton University homecomings; and the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival as well as six performances in Disney World and Universal Studios. The band also performed in the Russell Athletic Bowl Half-Time Show and Macy’s Universal Holiday Parade. Most recently, our Marching Panthers traveled to Nashville TN where they performed on the steps to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Band has earned a rating of “Superior” in each of the past 25 years!

RESPECTFULLY,

The William Tennent Music Boosters Association (WTMBA)

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