Pep Band Thanks

Thank you to the band students who volunteered to perform at the October 30 home varsity football game. The students had a 'blast' supporting the varsity football team as they finished their regular season undefeated.

It was great to have a pep band for the football game. This is a solid start to bringing back the full marching band next fall. I'd also like to thank Rosemarie Budd-Milo and the South Carroll High School Instrumental Music Boosters (SCIMB) for providing dinner for the students before the game.

Way to represent, entertain and have fun!!


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 and in 2019 they finished their competitive season with a second place showing at the State championship in Towson.