Welcome to the Queen Anne's County High School Band Web page,
the home of the Lions and the Pride of the Eastern Shore.  Please peruse our site for information on the bands, upcoming events, and ways in which you can support the students and help them to succeed.

Upcoming Events


  • June 7 - Marching Band Mini-Camp
  • July 24 - 28 and July 31 - Aug. 4 - Marching Band Camp
  • August 1 - DCI Show in Annapolis
  • August 7 - Queen Anne's County Fair Opening Ceremonies


  • The T.O.B. Preparations Meeting will held on June 14th at 7:00PM in the Cafeteria.  Please come out and help us plan another successful T.O.B. event that will finacially benefit all of our students as we head to Disney next spring.

Click here for the May Meeting Minutes


Recent Band News


  • The 2016 - 2017 Marching Lions Band held their 2016 Band Camp on July 25 - 29 and August 1 - 5, from 8AM-5PM at the High School.  During the two weeks, they worked on the Muisc and Drill for the 2016 field show, "A Pirates Adventure".

  • On September 17th, the QACHS Marching Lions Band traveled to Middletown  High School’s Cavalier Stadium in Middletown, DE for their first competition of the season.  After another week of very hard work and putting the rest of the show on the field, the band started their season with a score of 76.1.

  • On September 24th, the QACHS Marching Lions Band attended their second competition as the hosts of the 2016 QACHS "Pride of the Eastern Shore" Invitational T.O.B. Competition.  With a week of cleaning the opener of the show, the kids proved that hard work in their performance that earned them an increase in their score by 4.4 points for a score of 80.5.

  • On October 1st, the Marching Lions Band attended their third competition.  After working around the wet weather this week to clean and enhance various aspects of the show, the kids showed off that hard work in their performance that earned them an increase in their score 0f 1.2 points over last week, for a score of 81.7 earning them a 1st Place fininsh overall as well as bringing home the awards for Best Percussion and Best Color Guard.

  • On October 19th, in the John F. Andrews Performing Arts Center, the Symphonic Band along with the Concert Choir and Dance Department presented the annual Pops Concert the included various light hearted and fun pieces. The concert was enjoyed by a large audience that was in attendance.

  • On October 22nd, the Marching Lions Band gave their best performance of the season at the T.O.B. Chapter 9 Championships held at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, DE, that brought their regular competition season to a close. With this they earned a score of 86.5, earning them a second place finish out of two bands as a Group 2 Open.  This score is an improvement of 10.4 points across 5 weeks.  Along with this accomplishment, they also brought home the awards for 2nd Place Music, 2nd Place Visual, 2nd Place Percussion, 2nd Place Auxiliary (Color Guard), and 2nd Place Drum Major.

  • On October 30th, the Marching Lions Band finished their competitive season at the Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships in Hershey, PA. They finished 17th out of 20 with a score of 86.7.  This is a 10.6 point increase over a 6 week period.  Drum Major, Jacob J. finished 11th, Percussion 9th, Woodwinds 12th, Brass 17th, and Color Guard 18th.

  • On November 11th, the Concert Band provided music prior to the Centrville Veteran's Day Ceremony that was held on the Court House Lawn.  In addition to the prelude of music that they provided themselves, they also performed a combined patriotic medley of tunes along with the QACHS Concert Choir.  After the ceremony concluded, the band played one final selection.  The music was enjoyed by all that were in attendance.

  • Congratulations to Kate T. and Quale S. for being selected for the Maryland All State Junior (Kate) and Senior (Quale) Bands.  QACHS is the only school on the Eastern Shore to be represented by two students.

  • On December 1st, 148 students along with the two directors from the Muisc Department presented the annual "Sounds of the Holiday Season" Winter Concert.  The concert featured performances by the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Lions Band, Chorus, and Concert Choir.  The large crowd that was in attendance was helped into the Holiday Spirit by all of the selections that were performed both in the lobby by the Jazz Ensemble and in the John F. Andrews Performing Arts Center by the rest of the musical ensembles.

  • On December 2nd, the Marching Lions helped lead the annual Centreville Christmas Parade from the high school, through town, and back.

  • On January 28, Queen Anne’s had 13 students that traveled to Mardela Middle/High School in Mardela Springs, MD to audition for a position in the 2017 Sr. All-Shore Band.  It was a very successful day for QACHS as we have 10 students that made a placement.

    Here is our list:

    Flute Chair 1 - Courtney A.
    Flute Chair 3 - Kate T.
    Clarinet Chair 5 - Catherine H.
    Alto Saxophone Chair 1 - Katrina S.
    Alto Saxophone Chair 3 - Matthew M.
    Alto Saxophone Chair 4 - Sarah P.
    Trumpet Chair 11 - Benton G.
    Trombone Chair 4 - Grace M.
    Tuba Chair 1 - Quale S.
    Mallets Chair 2 - Thomas G.


  • On February 15th, QACHS had 40 students travel to Centreville Middle School to participate in the Maryland District 5 North Solo and Ensemble Festival.  These students were involved in 26 different events made up of solos and small ensembles in which the students were 100% responsible for the work done in their individual rehearsals with only feedback guidance from me upon their request.  Of these 26 events, we received 16 "Superior" ratings, 9 "Excellent" ratings, and 1 rating of "Good".  Those students that received the rating of "Superior" will now qualify to attend the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival at Towson University in May.


  • On March 14th, the Queen Anne's County High School Concert Band and the Queen Anne's County High School Symphonic Band gave two outstanding performances at the Maryland District 5 Band Festival held at Wicomico HS. This is the second year that QACHS has been represented by two separate ensembles. The Concert Band received two "Superior" and one "Excellent" ratings for their stage performance and a "Superior" rating in Sight Reading for an over all "Superior" rating that qualifies them for the Maryland State Band Festival. The Symphonic Band received three "Superior" ratings for their stage performance and an "Excellent" rating in Sight Reading for an overall "Superior" rating and qualifying them for the Maryland State Band Festival as well.


  • On March 31st and April 1st, the QACHS Bands hosted the 2017 Junior and Senior All-Shore Honors Bands rehearsals and concert. This year the Junior All-Shore Band was conducted by Mr. Andrew Spang and the Senior All-Shore Band was conducted by Mr. Mark Lortz.


  • On April 24th, the QACHS Concert Band and Symphonic Band gave two outstanding performances at the 2017 Maryland State Band Festival at Morgan State University.  The Concert Band earned an “Excellent” Rating overall and the Symphonic Band earned a “Superior” Rating overall.


  • On May 5th - 7th, three of the QACHS Bands traveled to the Hershey, Pennsylvania for our annual band trip and participated in the Music in the Parks’ Hersheypark Festival.  The Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and the Marching Lions Band each presented outstanding performances between Friday evening and Saturday morning.  The Concert Band received a rating of “Superior” and was awarded 1st place in the HS Group AA Concert Band II category.  The Symphonic Band received a rating of “Superior” and was awarded 1st place in the HS Group AA Concert Band I category.  The Marching Lions Band received a rating of “Excellent” and was awarded 2nd place in the HS Parade Band Category.


  • On May 20th, 25 QACHS Students traveled to Towson University to participate at the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival after qualifying back in February with "Superior" Ratings.  They represented QACHS in 16 different events, made up of 5 Solos and 11 small ensembles.  These 25 students presented another day of outstanding performances and brought home 1 "Excellent" and 15 "Superior" Ratings.
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