Marching Band

The Golden Eagles Marching Band has blessed and wowed audiences for more than 30 years. Currently, they compete in two separate divisions, USBands and Maryland Marching Band Association. With a total of 50 instrumentalists and color guard performers in grades 8 through 12, they are classified as a Group 2, Open Class Band because of demonstrated skill and high-level performance execution. Judges perennially award our seasoned band top-tier finishes and honors.

Marching Band season begins in the late summer with a week long Marching Band camp. Optional practices are held weekly during the summer months.

The students perform throughout the fall season at home games, the Naval Academy, and at competitions throughout the mid-Atlantic.

In January 2023, the Marching Band Performed at Universal Studios in front of a live, international audience. They marched along a one-mile route through the theme park, warming up the crowd gathered to watch the Superstar Parade. The Universal STARS experience included masterclasses designed to build students' confidence and skill set as music performers—lessons they can transfer to any career or life path. 

"They are the only high school marching band in Maryland spreading the gospel message by the content of the show and the conduct of the students,” a former band parent points out. Kimberly Abramo, a current band parent, witnessed spectators from other schools who were visibly moved by the band’s performance. Her favorite part of a performance day is the “wrap” when the band gathers after the show in a large circle to decompress and pray. Kids and parents from other schools packing up nearby took note. Abramo is moved: “What a beautiful way for our teens to support each other, give Jesus the glory, and outwardly model the Christian life."  Another parent comments on the care and love that band members have for each other: "It is a joy to watch them do life together."

Photos by Andre Hammond

Last performed in 2009, the Golden Eagles Marching Band performed "Every Knee Shall Bow" again in the 2022 season. This powerful score is written by John Wenger '93, Golden Eagles Director Joanne Wenger's son. 

The 2023 show is "The Garden of Eden." The performance focuses on the joy and beauty enjoyed by Adam and Eve as they spend time in the garden before the fall.  The Band hopes that in 2024 they will perform Part 2 of The Garden of Eden, focusing on the fall and restoration.