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- 5/11/23 - Band
Parents Meeting @ 7PM
- 5/17/23 - 2023
Marching Percussion and Color Guard Clinics @ 6:00pm
- 5/19/23 - Spring
Concert @ 1:00pm
- 5/23-25/23 -
2023 Marching Lions Mini-Camp Nights @ 6:00pm
- 5/27/23 -
Chestertown Tea Party Parade @ 10:00am
- 6/1/23 - Band
Parents Meeting @ 7PM
- The Next Band Parent Meeting
will held in the Band Room on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 PM. Please come out
and see what we have going on, coming up, and more.
|Recent Band News
On May 25, 2022, the
Marching Lions Band held the 2022 Marching
Lions Percussion and Color Guard Clinics. A great
evening was had by all that were in attendance.
On May 31, and June 1, 2022,
the Marching Lions Band held their 2022 Marching
Lions Band Mini Camp. Everyone
had a great evening getting to play through the music of
the upcoming fall field production titled Shockwave.
On July 25 - August 5, 2022,
the Marching Lions Band held their 2022 Band Camp
where they worked on learning the "Opener" and "Ballad" of their
fall field production Shockwave. In addion to working on the show music and
field show drill, they were also introduced to several
other selections that they will play throughout the fall.
They also learned a selection to be used for the
Homecoming Parade to be held in mid September. 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 on the band's practice field. It can
here on their
On September 24, 2022,
the Marching Lions Band
traveled to Lake Forest High School in Felton, DE for
their first competition of the season. They gave a great
performance that earned them a score of 75.5.
On October 8, 2022,
the Marching Lions Band traveled to Colonel Richardson
High School in Federalsburg, MD for their second
competition of the season. They gave another great
performance after two weeks of hard work that earned them
a score of 79.7 and a tied second-place finish with Lake
Forest High School Spartan Marching Band.
On October 22, 2022,
the Mighty Marching Lions Band traveled back to Lake
Forest High School for the TOB Region 9 Championships.
After presenting their best performance of the season,
they improved their score 9.1 points from their first show
4 weeks ago, 4.9 points from their second show 2 weeks ago
for a Championship score of 84.6 that gave them a 2nd
place finish in the Group 1 Open category. Along with
that, they earned the award for 1st Place Music, 1st Place
Percussion, 2nd Place Visual, and 2nd Place Color Guard.
On October 24, 2022, the Combined Concert
Band along with the Combined Concert Choir and Dance
Classes presented the 2022 Pops Concert "Folksongs".
It was a great evening of culturally rich music and dance.
The evening was enjoyed by a very supportive audience.
On November 6, 2022,
the 2022 Marching Lions Band performed their final
performance of the T.O.B. season at the Tournament of
Bands Atlantic Coast Championships. They performed like
never before this season and did not let the size of the
stadium, nor their own size stop them. The Mighty Little
Marching Lions Band gave it their all and finished with a
score of 85.3. This is a season improvement of 9.8 points.
Going in they were tied at 8th from Regionals Weekend with
a band from another region but were knocked down to be
ranked 9th due to being outscored in a single music
caption. As a result of their outstanding performance,
they ended up tied in 8th once again with their local
regional competitor who was more than twice their size.
However, QA outscored them in the overall Music score.
Additionally, the Color Guard finished 10th and the
Percussion finished 5th.
On November 11, 2022,
the Combined Concert Band was able to once again be a part
of the Centreville Veterans Day Ceremony. Due to the
inclement weather, the ceremony was moved from downtown to
the American Legion Post were a large crowd still gathered
despite standing room only. The band provided a few
selections prior to the start of the ceremony at 11:00 AM.
Then, the members of the Marching Lions Band presented the
Star Spangled Banner following the Pledge of Allegiance.
After a couple of speakers shared their thoughts and
stories, the Combined Concert Band paid tribute to each of the armed forces by playing American
Heroes, that was a medley of the various service branches'
On November 30, 2022,
the QACHS Jazz Ensemble, Combined Concert Band, Combined
Choirs, and the Marching Lions presented the 2022 Sounds
of the Season Winter Concert. The evening was filled
with the music of the holidays. The concert was well
attended and enjoyed by all.
On December 2, 2022,
the QACHS Marching Lions Band marched in the Centreville
Christmas Parade and was happy to help lead the parade
through town by being the first marching band to go
through as well as the fifth entry overall.
On January 28, 2023,
QACHS had 3 students that traveled to Bennett Middle
School to audition for a spot in the 2023 Senior All-Shore
Here are our results:
10th Chair Flute – Averie M.
6th Chair Clarinet – Julia
5th Chair Trumpet – Everett J.
will be held at QACHS on Saturday, April 15th.
On February 24, 2023,
had 15 students that traveled to Kent Island High School to
participate in the Maryland District 5 North
Solo and Ensemble Festival. These students made up 1 solo
and 8 small ensembles. After 2 months of hard work by
these student-organized and rehearsed ensembles, they
accomplished earning a "Superior" rating for the 1 solo
performance as well as 7 of the ensembles. The 8th
ensemble also did very well and received a rating of
"Excellent". Those that received the "Superior" ratings
have qualified for the Maryland State
Solo & Ensemble Festival in May. This event will be the
first live state S&E event to be held since May 2019.
On April 14 and 15, 2023,
members of the 2023 All-Shore Honors Bands gathered at
QACHS for rehearsals both days that concluded with the
concert. The Senior Band, including those from
QACHS, were under the direction of guest conductor, Dr.
Christopher Heffner while the Junior Band was under the
direction of Mrs. Deborah Turner. It was an outstanding
afternoon of Music presented by both bands.
On April 27 - 30, 2023,
the members of the Combined Concert Band and the Marching
Lions Band traveled to the Norfolk/Williamsburg, Virginia
area to participate in the Music In the Parks Busch
Gardens Williamsburg Festival. The Combined Concert
Band performed at Bruton High School in Williamsburg on
Friday evening, and the Marching Lions performed at the
same location on Saturday morning. A great time was
had by all on Saturday while at Busch Gardens.
On May 10, 2023,
QACHS hosted the 18th Annual Night of Jazz that featured
the QACHS Jazz Ensemble and the CMS Jazz Ensemble.
The Cafe stye concert was held in the QACHS Cafe where
light snacks were ejoyed along with the music provided by
these two outstanding ensembles.