West Johnston Marching Band
We're looking forward to the upcoming marching band season! Our students prepare and compete from July through November, with select performances throughout the rest of the year.
The West Johnston Marching Band is, in many ways, the face of our school during the fall season. The group consists of winds, percussion and guard members who perform throughout the fall at athletic events and parades, as well as local and regional marching competitions. The West Johnston Marching Band marched at the Inaugural Parade in 2005, the Macy's Day Parade in 2008 and the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago in 2018. The group is also a consistent Bands of America participant.
After initial contract signings and camps in May and early June, the season traditionally begins in late July with leadership and rookie marching camps, before full Summer Band Camp in early August. Competitions begin in mid-September and finish around early November. The group occasionally performs at other local events throughout the year.
Marching Band is especially good for incoming freshman students because Band Camp gives students the opportunity to be a part of a group in high school a month before the school year even begins. Freshmen who join Marching Band enter school on the first day with a support system of friends already in place!