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 12 - Marching Band Mini Camp/Parent Meeting

 

 

Announcements
 
  • The Next Band Booster Meeting will held on Septermber 5th at 7:00PM in the Band Room.  Please come out and find out what is happening within the Band Program and learn all that we will have going on, and how you can be involved in helping make next year a great success.

Click here for the June Meeting Minutes

 

Recent Band News

 

  • The 2018 - 2019 Marching Lions Band held their 2018 Band Camp on July 23 - 27 and July 30 - August 3, from 8AM-5PM at the High School.  During the two weeks, they worked on the Music and Drill for the 2018 field show, "A Brave New World".

  • On September 15th, the 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 more of the show on the field, the band started their season with a score of 74.9.

  • On September 22nd, the Marching Lions Band attended their second competition that was held at home. With a week of working to finish putting the rest of the show on the field, the kids showed that hard work in their performance that earned them an increase in their score of 4.15 points for a score of 79.05.

  • On September 29th, the Marching Lions Band was to attend their third competition of the season at Elkton High School.  However, after the amount of rain that they received this week and having had two home football games played on the field, it was decided that the condition of the field would be unsafe to march on.  As a result the Elkton HS T.O.B. was cancelled.

  • On October 6th, the  Marching Lions Band was finally able to attend their third competition of the season after having a week off due to the Elkton HS competition being cancelled.  They attended the competition that was hosted at Appoquinimnk High School, in Middletown, DE.  After getting to put in a great week's worth of work on cleaning various aspects of the show, the kids showed off that hard work in their performance that earned them an increase in their score of 2.6 points over two weeks ago, for a score of 81.65 earning them a 3rd Place finish.

  • On October 13th, the Marching Lions Band gave another outstanding performance at the Parkside High School Delmarvacade of Bands. This was their 4th and final regular season competition of the season. After another week of hard work on detailing various parts of the show, the kids gave a performance that earned them another increase in score by 3.25 points for score of 84.9.

  • On October 16th, the Combined Concert Band (Symphonic and Concert), along with the Concert Choir and some of the Dance Classes presented their Annual Pops Concert, "A Night at the Movies".  All three disciplines gave great performances to a large crowd that was in attendance.

  • On October 19th, the Marching Lions Band had a very busy day as they prepared for their Regional Championships that were to be held on October 20th, as well as prepare for the QACHS Homecoming Parade, Mass Band Pre-Game, and Half Time performance.  They helped bring the Homecoming Parade to a close as they marched from Kennard Elementary School performing "The Pink Panther" as well as "The QACHS Fight Song".  During their Pre-Game performance with the Sudlersville and Centreville Middle School Marching Bands, they performed a special arrangement of "America the Beautiful" before playing the National Anthem.  During their half-time performance, they presented their 2018 production of "A Brave New World" to the home crowd for the very first time.  Among the excitement of hearing all that the band played throughout the evening, there was also a positive buzz about how well the band looked in the new uniforms and marching behind the new parade banner during the parade as well.

  • On October 20th, Marching Lions Band gave their best performance of the season at the T.O.B. Chapter 9 Championships that brought their regular competition season to a close. With this they earned a score of 87.8, earning them a third place finish out of three bands as a Group 2 Open.  This score is an improvement of 12.9 points across 5 weeks.  Along with this accomplishment, they also brought home the awards for 3rd Place Music, 3rd Place Visual, 3rd Place Percussion, 3rd Place Auxiliary (Color Guard), and 3rd Place Drum Major.

  • On October 28th, the Marching Lions Band competed in their final completion of the season at the Tournament of Bands Group 2 Open Atlantic Coast Championship held in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The band had to qualify for this competition last week, and did so at number 15. After giving a great final performance, they improved their rank from number 15 going in to placing number 14 with a score of 87.05.

  • On November 10th, the Marching Lions Band traveled to WJZ TV13 studios to support the QACHS It's Academic Team during their game show taping.  The Band was especially proud to be supporing one of the members of the team who is also a member of the QACHS Symphonic Band.  It was a very fun experience for all.

  • On November 30th, the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band presented their 2018 Sounds of the Holiday Season Winter Concert in the lobby and the John F. Andrews Performing Arts Center.  After a great evening of performances, the concert was unfortunately cut short by one selection as a result of a light that was left plugged in on a catwalk that began to smolder the wood.  After the smell of smoke was investigated by a few first responders in the audience, the school was evacuated for a short period of time, until the situation was taken care of.

  • On December 7th, the QACHS Marching Lions Band helped lead the way in the 2018 Centreville Christmas parade.  The parade began at the high school before progressing down and through downtown and then returning back to the high school to end.

  • On January 26th, QACHS had 12 students that traveled to Mardela Middle/High School in Mardela Springs, MD to audition for a position in the 2019 Sr. All-Shore Band.  It was a very successful day for the 10 students that made a placement.

    Flute Chair 1 – Courtney A.

    Flute Chair 2 – Kate T.

    Clarinet Chair 11 – Christina L.

    Alto Saxophone Chair 1 – Sarah P
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    Tenor Saxophone Chair 2 – Norman D.

    Trumpet Chair 4 – Benton G.

    Baritone Chair 1 – Alex H.

    Baritone Chair 3 – Julia J.

    Trombone Chair 7 – Grace M.

    Snare Chair 3 – Olivia G.

  • On February 21st, QACHS had 40 students that traveled to North Caroline High School to perform and be adjudicated at the Maryland District V Solo and Ensemble Festival.  These 40 students performed as a part of 28 different events made up of solos, duets, trios, and quartets that were all student led and rehearsed.  The outcome of the day is as follows: 20 Superior Ratings, 7 Excellent Ratings, and 1 Rating of Good.  The 20 groups that received the Superior Ratings have qualified to go on to the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival that will be held at Towson University in May.

  • On March 13th, the QACHS Concert Band and Symphonic Band both traveled to Wicomico High School in Salisbury to attend the 2019 Maryland District V Band Festival.  This is an annual District Evaluation where each group plays a warm-up selection, and two other prepared selections that are for evaluation on stage and then move to another room to go through a Sight Reading Assessment.  Both groups presented an excellent performance on stage and did an amazing job in sight reading.  The Concert Band received three "Excellent" Ratings for their stage performance, and a "Superior" rating in Sight Reading for an overall "Excellent" rating for the day.  The Symphonic Band received two "Excellent" and one "Superior" ratings on stage, and a "Superior" rating in Sight Reading for an overall "Excellent" rating for the day as well.

  • On April 3rd and 4th, QACHS was host to the 2019 All-Shore Band Rehearsals and Concert.  2019 Junior Band was under the direction of guest conductor Andrew Spang, and the Senior Band was under the direction of guest conductor, Dr. Christopher Cicconi. It was an outstanding evening of Music presented by both bands.

  • On May 3rd, the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Marching Lions Band presented their 2019 Spring Concert in the John F. Andrews Performing Arts Center.  It was a great evening of music that was enjoyed by everyone.

  • On May 7th, QACHS hosted the 16th Annual QACHS Night of Jazz.  The evening featured performances from both the QACHS Jazz Ensemble as well as the CMS Jazz Ensemble.  It was an evening of Jazz that was enjoyed by a full house.

  • On May 25th, the QACHS Marching Lions Band marched as a part of the 2019 Chestertown Tea Party Festival Colonial Parade.  As a result of the excellent performance that they gave at the Judges' Reviewing Stand, the Marching Lions were awarded the Second Place Marching Band award.  This brought the performances for the 2018-2019 Marching Lions Band to a close.

 
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