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The Thundering Herd provides an activity that strives to make a positive difference in the lives of the band members by providing musical and visual experiences and performances, and to assist them in achieving their potential as they develop confidence, cooperation, leadership, responsibility and high standards of excellence and character.


Participation in a strong marching band is an opportunity for students to grow in many areas – musical, physical, emotional, and social.  Few other high school/middle school activities present such prospects for development.


The values of participation are numerous.

  • Performance opportunities in exciting venues

  • Individual musical development

  • Musical enjoyment and appreciation of all kinds of music

  • Teamwork

  • Commitment

  • Responsibility

  • Leadership

  • Time management

  • Goal setting

  • Band family atmosphere

  • Sense of belonging to an organization

  • Confidence and Self-esteem

  • Opportunity to experience success and failure

  • Development of people skills

  • Stress management

  • Self-discipline

  • Values of intense effort and hard work

  • Excellence

  • Motivation

  • Physical fitness

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