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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.

Upcoming Events

 

  • 6/1/22 - Marching Lions Spring Mini-Camp @ 6-8PM

 

 

Announcements
 
  • The Next Band Booster Meeting will held in the Band Room on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM.  Please come out how we are wrapping up this year and planning for next year.

 

 

Recent Band News

 

  • On May 19, 2021, the Marching Lions Band took their first step in their return to the field this fall as they held the 2021 Marching Lions Percussion and Color Guard Clinics.  A great evening was had by all that were in attendance.

  • On May 25, 2021, the Concert and Symphonic Bands performed their 2021 Virtual Spring Concert.  It can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On May 24, 25, and 27, 2021, the Marching Lions Band held their 2021 Marching Lions Band Mini Camp.   There was a great turnout of both new and returning members.  Everyone had a great evening getting to play through the music of the upcoming fall field production.  The music is from the former Cirque Du Soliel show La Nouba that was performed in Orlando, Florida.

  • On July 26 - August 6, 2021, the Marching Lions Band held their 2021 Band Camp where they worked on learning the first portion of their fall field production of Music from Cirque Du Soliel: La Nouba.  In addion to working on the show music and field show drill, they were also introduced to several other selectoins that they will play throughout the fall.  They also learned a selection to be used for the Queen Anne's County Fair Parade.  Band Camp was concluded by a performance of what they had leared of the field show production, that was shared with family and friends that atteneded this presentation in Lions Stadium.  It can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On August 9, 2021, the Marching Lions Band traveled to the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park to perform as a part of the county fair's opening ceremonies.  They presented the first three selections from their fall field show production in a stand still performance.  It can be found here on the QACPS YouTube Channel.  Then following the opening ceremony, they led the 4-H clubs around the 4-H Park in the Fair Parade.

  • On September 18, 2021, the Marching Lions Band traveled to Odessa High School’s Ducks Stadium in Townsend, DE for their first competition of the season. After another week of very hard work, the band started their season with a score of 77.7 that earned them a 1st Place finish in Group 1 Open.  The performance can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On September 25, 2021, the Marching Lions Band traveled to Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE for their second competition of the season.  After another week of very hard work finishing up putting the rest of the show on the field, they gave a great performance and  increased their score to 78.45.  They also received the specialty awards for Best Percussion and Best Color Guard.  The performance can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On October 1, 2021, the Marching Lions band participated in a day full of Homecoming Acivites that included a stand still performance of their show music at the Pep Rally, marched from Kennard Elementary School to the High School in the Homecoming Parade, presented the 2021 Homecoming Mass Band Pre-Game presentation with the marching bands from Sudlersville and Centreville Middle Schools, performing an arrangement of God Bless America, and then performing their complete show for the first time at home for half time.

  • On October 9, 2021, the Marching Lions Band traveled to Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, DE for their third competition of the season.  After two weeks of hard work cleaning up various aspects of the show, they gave a great performance and  increased their score to 80.45.  The performance can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On October 20, 2021, the Combined Concert Band, made up of the members of both the Concert and Symphonic Bands, along with the Chorus, Concert Choir, and Dance 3 and 5 classes presented the 2021 QACHS Pops Concert.  The theme of this year's concert was Disney.  Each group presneted seletions on their own, before the Combined Concert Band and two dance classes colaborated in the final performacne of the evening, The Lion King - Broadway Selections.  After almost two years, since the last live concert was performed on the stage in the John F. Andrews Performing Arts Center, the students and audience alike was happy to be back together in person for this wonderful night of music.  The performance videos can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On October 23, 2021, the Marching Lions Band gave their best performance of the season at the T.O.B. Region 9 Championships that brought their competition season to a close. With this they earned a score of 84.35, earning them a first place finish out of two bands as a Group 1 Open and the title of “Group 1 Open Champions.”  This score is an improvement of 6.65 points across 5 weeks.  Along with this accomplishment, they also brought home the awards for 1st Place Music, 1st Place Visual, Best Percussion, and Best Auxiliary (Color Guard).  The performance can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On December 1, 2021, the Jazz Band, Combined Concert Band, made up of the members of both the Concert and Symphonic Bands, Marching Lions Band along with the Chorus, and Concert Choir presented their 2021 "Sounds of the Holiday Season" Winter Concert.  After each group presented various Holiday seletions on their own, the Combined Concert Band and Combine Choirs colaborated in the final performance of the evening, Goin' on a Sleigh Ride.  The performance videos can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On February 5, 2022, QACHS had 5 students that traveled to Colonel Richardson High School to audition for a spot in the 2022 Senior All-Shore Honors Band.  The results of the auditions are as follows:

    1st Chair Clarinet – Brooke T.

    14th Chair Clarinet – Julia K.

    6th Chair Alto Saxophone – Hailee M.

    1st Alternate for Alto Saxophone – Lea A.

    1st Chair Mallets – Hillary O.

  • On February 24, 2022, 14 students from QACHS traveled to Kent Island High School to perform and be adjudicated at the Maryland District V North Solo and Ensemble Festival.  These 14 students performed as a part of 8 different events made up of duets, trios, and quartets that were all student led and rehearsed.  The outcome of the day is, they brought home 5 Superior Ratings and 3 Excellent Ratings.

  • On March 9, 2022, the QACHS Combined Concert Band traveled to North Dorchester High School in Hurlock to attend the 2022 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.  This combined ensemble presented an excellent performance on stage and did an amazing job in sight reading.  They received a “Superior” rating for their stage performance, and a “Superior” rating in Sight Reading for an overall “Superior” rating for the day.

  • On March 13, 2022, the Pit Orchestra, fondly refered to as the "Peach Pit" helped close two great weekends of performances of "James and the Giant Peach" as well as a daytime peformance for and audiance of elementary and middle school students in the middle of the week between the two shows.

  • On April 1 - 2, 2022, The 4 students that were selected in February as memebers of the 2022 Senior All-Shore Honors Band traveled to Easton High School for two days, to attend the rehearsals, a banquet and the concert .  The concert featured both the Junior and Senior All-Shore Bands and provided the audience with a great evening of live muisc.  Everyone was happy to be able to attend this concert once again in person as the last live All-Shore Concert was held in April of 2019 at QACHS.

  • On May 5, 2022, the Combined Concert Band, made up of the members of both the Concert and Symphonic Bands, Marching Lions Band along with the Chorus, and Concert Choir presented their 2022 Spring Concert.  After each group presented various seletions on their own, the Combined Concert Band and Combine Choirs colaborated in the final performance of the evening by saluting our Armed Forces Personael and Veterans by performing a medley of armed forces service songs titled American Heroes.  The performance videos can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

  • On May 10, 2022, the QACHS Jazz Ensemble and the CMS Jazz Ensemble performed at the 17th Annual QACHS Night of Jazz held in the QACHS Cafe.  The evening was filled with outstanding performances of classic and contemporary Jazz favorites.  Both bands were excited to finally be back togther to present this night after loosing the last two years.  The evneing concluded with a combined performance of "Sanford and Son".  The performance videos can be found here on their YouTube Channel.

 
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