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

 

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Announcements
 
  • The Next Band Booster Meeting will held once we are able to get back togther and meet.

Click here for the March Meeting Minutes

 

Recent Band News

 

  • The 2019 - 2020 Marching Lions Band held their 2019 Band Camp on July 29 - August 2 and August 5 - 9, from 8AM-5PM at the High School.  During the two weeks, they worked on the Music and Drill for the 2019 field show, "ECLIPSE".

  • On August 12th, the Marching Lions gave their first communty performance of the year by performing the music from their 2019 field production of "ECLIPSE" in the Horse Ring as a part of the opening ceremonies for the 2019 Queen Anne's County Fair.  After the opening ceremonies the band led the 4-H Fair Parade around the 4-H Park.

  • On September 14th, 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, the band started their season with a score of 75.25.

  • On September 21st, the Marching Lions Band attended their second competition that was held at home. With a week of working to detail parts of the show on the field, the kids showed that hard work in their performance that earned them an increase in their score of 2.9 points for a score of 78.15.

  • On September 28th, the Marching Lions Band was to attended their third competition of the season at Lake Forest High School, in Felton, DE.  After another week of very hard work at cleaning more of the show, they gave a great performance and  increased thier score to 79.8.

  • On October 4th, the Marching Lions Band had a very busy day as they performed at the Homecoming Pep Rally, the QACHS Homecoming Parade, Mass Band Pre-Game, and Half Time performance.  During the Homecoming Parade that went from Kennard Elementary School back to the High School, they performed "Raiders March" 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 "This Is My Country" before playing the National Anthem.  During their half-time performance, they presented their 2019 production of "ECLIPSE".

  • On October 5th, the  Marching Lions Band attended their third competition of the season 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 12th, the Marching Lions Band gave another outstanding performance at the Cab Calloway High School Invitational TOB Competition. This was our 4th and final regular season competition of the season. After another week of hard work on detailing more of the show and working on balance, the kids gave a performance that earned them another increase in score by 3.15 points for score of 84.15 and a First Place finish over Cheltenham HS. 

  • On October 22nd, the Concert and Symphonic Bands, along with the Concert Choir and some of the Dance Classes presented their Annual Pops Concert, "Television Tunes".  All three disciplines gave great performances to a large crowd that was in attendance.

  • On October 19th, 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 85.6, earning them a second place finish out of two bands as a Group 2 Open.  This score is an improvement of 10.35 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 1st Place Drum Major, along with the Best Pit Crew award for Group 2 Open.

  • On November 3rd, 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 qualified for this competition two weeks ago at number 15. After two weeks of very hard work, they truly gave their best performance of the season that resulted in them not only improving their rank from number 15 going in to number 14 but also increased their score by two tenths of a point to finish with a score of 85.8.

  • On December 5th, the Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band presented their 2019 Sounds of the Holiday Season Winter Concert in the lobby and the John F. Andrews Performing Arts Center. It was a great evenign of Holiday Favoites that was enjoyed by a very large audience.

  • On December 6th, the QACHS Marching Lions Band helped lead the way in the 2019 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 25th, Queen Anne’s had 14 students that traveled to Mardela Middle/High School in Mardela Springs, MD to audition for a position in the 2020 Sr. All-Shore Band.  It was a very successful day for QACHS as we have 12 students that made a placement.

    Flute Chair 3 – Courtney A.
    Flute Chair 5 – Kate T.
    Clarinet Chair 1 – Brooke T.
    Clarinet Chair 17 – Christina L.
    Clarinet Chair 19 – Julia K.
    Alto Saxophone Chair 6 – Hailee M.
    Tenor Saxophone Chair 1 – Norman D.
    Trumpet Chair 4 – Benton G.
    Trumpet Chair 9 – Elyse T.
    Baritone Chair 1 – Alex H.
    Baritone Chair 2 – Julia J.
    Snare Chair 2 – Claire P.

    The concert will be held at QACHS on April 4th at 4:00 PM.
  • On February 20th, QACHS had 44 students that traveled to North Caroline High School to perform and be adjudicated at the Maryland District V North Solo and Ensemble Festival.  These 44 students performed as a part of 27 different events made up of solos, duets, trios, and quartets that were all student led and rehearsed.  The outcome of the day is, they brought home 16 Superior Ratings, 9 Excellent Ratings, and 2 Ratings of Good.  The 16 groups that received the Superior Ratings will now qualify to go on to the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival that will be held at Towson University in May.

  • On March 11th, the QACHS Concert Band and QACHS Symphonic Band both traveled to North Dorchester High School in Hurlock to attend the 2020 Maryland District V Band Festival.  This is our annual District Evaluation where we play 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 of the 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 three"Superior" ratings on stage, and a "Superior" rating in Sight Reading for an overall "Superior" rating for the day.  As a result, the Symphonic Band has qualified to attend the Maryland State Band Festival in April.

 
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