Downingtown West Band and Color Guard

  • The Downingtown West Band Program has a long-standing tradition of excellence. Our students develop a tremendous work ethic in order to carry on that tradition with each new band year. The Downingtown West Band Program continues to move in new directions in music making. As a group, we look back on the past with awe and respect, and reach for the future with new goals and determination.

    The Downingtown West Band has demonstrated excellence in performance both on and off the marching field since its inception. With a tradition rich in successful performances such as the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, the Orange Bowl Parade in Miami, the Citrus Parade, the Indy 500 Celebration Parade, the Boscov’s Thanksgiving Parade in Philadelphia, Universal Studios in California, Orlando, Fla. Theme Park Appearances, and many other parades, performances and adjudications locally, and many Festival and Marching titles at local and regional competitions, the Downingtown West Band has been repeatedly recognized for a high level of performance. At the end of each summer and throughout the fall, we focus on developing a new and exciting field show production that will entertain marching band fans like never before!

    As usual, our student‘s greatest musical growth and experiences come from the core of our program--the concert and symphonic bands. The program has a long tradition of great music- making. Our Concert and Symphonic Band consistently perform superior and advanced compositions. We believe in teaching our students to play well, to develop listening skills and sensitivity, and most importantly, to develop a love for music.

    Other terrific experiences for Downingtown West Band Students include participation in our Jazz Band, pull out lesson program, various small ensembles, and our award-winning indoor percussion and color guard programs. Our student leadership program offers opportunities for students to develop skills in organization as well as interpersonal skills. There is a place for every type of student in the band program.

    The Downingtown West Band Program is large and varied, and the program certainly offers something for anyone interested in music. I want our students to succeed, and I know they can only do that when they are pushing themselves to new limits of experiences and expectations. Downingtown West Band Students grow musically, socially, and emotionally

    The Downingtown West Band Program achieves success year after year because of the many people who contribute to the effort. Our students, parents, and staff work together to create the magic that has become the Downingtown West Band. We have built a strong foundation to stand:

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