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PRIDE OF PORT CHESTER
The Award-Winning Port Chester High School Marching Band
Please join the PCHS Band Association in supporting our high school students as they march together to create award-winning music programs. With Honor, with Commitment, with Tradition, together with our community, this is The Pride of Port Chester!
FROM THE DESK OF...
THE PORT LIGHT
The Port Chester Highschool Student Newspaper
OF HONOR, COMMITMENT AND TRADITION!
The Port Chester High School Marching Band is so much more than just curriculum.
Known as the “Pride of Port Chester”, this group performs a themed field show for the fall competitive season along with parades and other performances throughout the year. Composed of 3 main sections, the Hornline, the Percussion, and the Color Guard.
After November, the Color Guard forms an independent performance group called the Winter Guard which performs a choreographed dance routine to amplified music in school gymnasium competitions. The guard activity includes flag, rifle, saber and dance.
After November, the Percussion forms an independent performance group called the Winter Percussion which performs a choreographed routine to amplified music in school gymnasium competitions. The drumline marches on the gymnasium floor and the front ensemble (pit/mallets) perform at a stationary position up front.
After November, the Jazz Band rehearses and performs selected Jazz and Big Band tunes at competitions and shows. Students will have the opportunity to create their own solos through studied improvisation. Traditional Jazz includes Saxophones, Trombones, Trumpets, Drum set, Bass Guitar, Piano, Guitar, Vibraphone.
Whilst the Marching Band's competition season ends in early November, the Band season is an 11 months program which runs from August starting with Sectionals and Band Camp and ending in June when the Band performs at the Graduation Ceremonies. In the winter and spring months the Concert Band performances offer another opportunity to enjoy the Band.
In order to prepare our choreographed field show, the band comes together each August for two weeks of focused rehearsal.
Band members learn the music, they learn the routines, and more importantly, they learn what it means to be a part of the Band Family.
DEAR PORT CHESTER
Dear Port Chester High School Marching Band Community,
The Port Chester High School Marching Band and the PCHS Marching Band Association would like to thank the Port Chester and Rye Brook communities for generously contributing to this year's Marching Band's Booster Drive. Your donations will go a long way in helping to support our Fall and Winter programs. The dedicated members of the Pride of Port Chester are working extremely hard in hopes of repeating last year's Championship winning season. Competition season kicked off with the new "España" program at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT where they took 1st place in Group V / A Class! The band couldn't do it without the community support.
We continue to fundraise during the year. There is still time to donate to the booster drive and the Fruit Sale will be starting shortly. Check back here often to learn more.
Jennifer Carriero-Dominguez - Vice President PCHS Marching Band Association
Francois d’Esperies - Director of Publicity PCHS Marching Band Association
The success of the Band Program rests on the shoulders of our parent volunteers. Sign up now!
Volunteers are needed on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month to help collect and sort recycling as it is dropped of by community members.
Se necesitan voluntarios el primer y tercer domingo de cada mes para ayudar a recolectar el reciclaje a medida que los miembros de la comunidad lo dejan.