Marching Band Takes First Place

Congratulations to the 2019 Cavalier Marching Band for a great job at the Westminster HS Marching Band Competition!

You asked me to enter us in competition and it was good advice. You rocked! I'm not a big 'numbers person', but our scores demonstrate that we're doing very well, as compared to the other marching bands of our size and experience.

Thank you to everyone who made our first competition of the season a success. Now, let's use the feedback we received to get even better for the state band finals competition at Towson University!


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'.