Marching Band Kudos

Congratulations to the 2019 Cavalier Marching Band for an awesome job at the Old Mill HS Marching Band Competition! This was undoubtedly the best performance by the Cavalier Marching Band since it was reconstituted in 2015.

Despite the heat, you performed a show that really entertained the audience and judges alike.

The first feedback I heard was from the Westminster HS Band Director - he told me that the WHS Band LOVED (not liked - LOVED) our show. EVERY judge told us how much they liked the show and gave us glowing feedback in many categories. I was also stopped by several strangers who wanted to tell me how much they enjoyed the performance.

Based on this overwhelmingly positive feedback, SCH will be competing with other bands in our class for the remaining two competitions.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make the band so successful this year!

Way to represent, entertain and have fun!! Take Monday and Tuesday off - just don't get hurt.


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.