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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.
- June 7 -
Marching Band Mini-Camp
- July 24 - 28 and July 31
- Aug. 4 - Marching Band Camp
- August 1 - DCI Show in
- 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
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
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
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
- On March 31st and April
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.
- 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
- 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
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.