Welcome to the Queen Anne's County High School Band Web
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.
This site was designed by an
Alumni of the QACHS band program.
- February 7 - Band
- February 17 - Basket
Bingo @ Sudlersville VFD
- February 21 -
District Solo and Ensmble @ N. Caroline H.S.
- March 1 & 2 - Spring
Musical "The Little Mermaid"
- March 7 - Band Booster
- March 9 & 10 - Spring
Musical "The Little Mermaid"
- March 13 - District Band
Festival @ WiHi
- April 4 - Band Booster
- April 5 - 6 - All Shore
Band Rehearsals and Concert @ QACHS
- April 25 - 28 -
Festivals of Music @ Norfolk / Williamsburg, VA
- May 2 - Spring Concert
- May 7 - 16th Annual
QACHS Night of Jazz
- May 9 - Band Booster
- May 25 - Chestertown Tea
- May 28 & 29 - Marching
- May 30 - 2019 QACHS
- June 5 - Marching Band
- June 6 - Band Booster
- June 12 - Marching Band
- The Next Band Booster Meeting
will held on February 7th at 7:00PM in the Band Room. Please
come out and find out what is happening within the Band
Program and learn how you can be involved in helping make
this year a great success.
Click here for the January 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
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
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
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.
Chair 1 – Courtney A.
Flute Chair 2 – Kate T.
Clarinet Chair 11 – Christina L.
Alto Saxophone Chair 1
– Sarah P
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.