October 14th Marching Band News

Congratulations to the 2017 Cavalier Marching Band for a strong showing at the Westminster Band Competition on October 14, 2017. They took 3rd place in their division and significantly improved their performance since their first competition in September.


In the 1980s, South Carroll High School had one of the largest marching bands in the region. However, the marching band dwindled and eventually died in the early 2000s due to a variety of factors. Fortunately, construction of the new South Carroll High School fine arts wing in 2010 brought new life to the instrumental music program as well as other arts programs, including drama and chorus.

In 2013, the South Carroll Band Boosters and Band Director John Stevenson partnered with faculty, parents, alumni, business sponsors, and community organizations to organize a campaign called "Bring Back the Band" to raise funds to re-establish the South Carroll High School marching band.

In 2014, the South Carroll High School fielded their first marching band in over a decade. They performed a limited show at home varsity football games.

The band began attending competitions in 2015 and 2016 for 'comments only'. By 2017 the band had matured enough that they began competing for ratings and rankings.