Join Us for the October Winds Marching Band Competition at Girard High School!

The excitement is building as the Girard Yellow Jacket Marching Band hosts the LMBA (Lakeshore Marching Band Association) event at Girard High School. It’s an evening filled with fantastic performances and musical talent that you won’t want to miss!

🗓️ Date: October 7th, 2023 🕕 Time: Opening ceremonies start at 6:00 PM 🏆 Awards: 9:00 PM

What to Expect: Prepare to be amazed as nine incredible marching bands take the field to showcase their outstanding musical and visual performances. It’s an event that promises to be an unforgettable evening of music, precision, and entertainment.

🎟️ Admission Prices:

  • Adults: $8
  • Students: $6
  • Children aged 5 and under: FREE

Come and show your support for these talented young musicians and enjoy an evening of musical excellence. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors for a night of fun, rhythm, and camaraderie!

📍 Location: Girard High School

Don’t miss this chance to witness the artistry of marching bands from our region and join us in celebrating their dedication and hard work.

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Let’s make the October Winds Marching Band Competition at Girard High School a memorable event for everyone. We can’t wait to see you there!

For more information or any inquiries, please contact us at

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to sharing this musical journey with you! #OctoberWindsMarchingBandCompetition #GirardLMBA #MusicInMotion

Girard Yellow Jacket Marching Band’s Triumph at Northeast Competition

An Exciting Morning Before the Showdown

The Girard Yellow Jacket marching band recently made a resounding statement of musical prowess by securing the 3rd place position at the highly-competitive Northeast Competition. However, the journey leading up to this remarkable achievement was equally thrilling, starting with their participation in the EUP Homecoming Parade.

Morning Excitement

The day began early, with the members of the Girard Yellow Jacket marching band gathering in high spirits. As the sun started to break through the morning mist, they arrived at the EUP Homecoming Parade. Their arrival was met with a delectable breakfast spread that not only nourished them but also provided an opportunity for the students to mingle and socialize with their peers from other high school marching bands.

Harmonizing in Unity

Following breakfast, the band members geared up for the parade, a moment they had been eagerly awaiting. Uniforms were donned, and instruments were tuned to perfection. At precisely 11:00 AM, they stepped onto the parade route, ready to showcase their talents and dedication to the community.

The Girard Yellow Jacket marching band’s performance was a harmonious blend of music and precision. With every step and note, they left a lasting impression on the crowd and their fellow parade participants. The sense of unity among the band members was evident as they marched in perfect harmony, creating an unforgettable spectacle.

Interlude: Lunch, DCI Performances, and Relaxation

After the parade, the band returned to Girard High School for a well-deserved break. Lunch was served, providing everyone with the fuel they needed. As they savored their meals, the band members had the opportunity to enjoy some exceptional Drum Corps International (DCI) performances. These awe-inspiring displays of musical and visual excellence not only entertained but also served as a wellspring of inspiration for the young musicians.

The Journey to Competition

As the afternoon sun began to wane, the band members boarded the bus once more. At 4:00 PM, they departed for the Northwestren Competition. Excitement and anticipation filled the air as they embarked on the next leg of their musical journey. The lessons learned during the morning parade and the inspiration drawn from the DCI performances were bound to fortify them as they prepared to compete once again.

In Closing

The Girard Yellow Jacket marching band’s day was a whirlwind of music, camaraderie, and exhilaration. From the early morning parade to the inspiring DCI performances and their journey to the Northeast Competition, it was a day brimming with unforgettable experiences. Their 3rd place victory was not just a testament to their hard work and dedication but also a celebration of the memories made, friendships cultivated, and the unwavering passion for music that courses through each member.

As they continue to march forward, the Girard Yellow Jacket marching band reminds us that success is not solely measured by trophies and awards, but also by the indelible memories forged, the bonds formed, and the enduring love for music that resides in their hearts. We eagerly anticipate their future performances and the melodious notes that will continue to resonate with our hearts and communities. Kudos to the Girard Yellow Jacket marching band for their remarkable accomplishments!

Preparing for the 2023 Marching Band Season

We are excited to announce that our Marching Band and Color Guard will be starting to preparing for the 2023 season. Our students will be working hard to perfect their skills and routines, and we cannot wait to showcase their talents on the field at the end of band camp in August. 

As you may know, marching band and color guard are not just about playing music and twirling flags. These activities provided our students with a sense of community, discipline, and pride. They learn to work together as a team, to push themselves to their limits, and to strive for excellence in everything they do. 

Our Marching Band and Color Guard are not just a group of students who play music and dance. They are a family, a community, and a source of inspiration for all of us. They represent the best of what our school has to offer, and we are proud to have them as part of our community. 

We encourage you to support our Marching Band and Color Guard as they prepare for the 2023 season. Attend their performances, cheer them on, and let them know how proud you are of their hard work and dedication. Together, we can help them achieve their goals and make the 2023 Marching Band season one to remember. 

Thank you for your continued support of our program and our members. 

Memorial Day Parade

Our Marching Band just had the honor of performing in our local Memorial Day parade, and it was a truly moving experience. As we marched through the streets, we were reminded of the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women who have served our country. 

Our students played with passion and precision, and their music filled the air with a sense of pride. The crowd cheered and applauded as we passed by. It was a humbling experience for all of us, and we are grateful for the opportunity. We hope that our performance brought some comfort and joy to those who have lost loved ones in the service to our nation. 

As we reflect on this Memorial Day, let us remember the sacrifices made by so many, and let us honor their memory by living our lives with purpose and gratitude. We are proud to be a part of this community, and we will continue to support our veterans and active-duty military personal in any way we can. 

Marching Band Gets Ready for Upcoming Parade

We’re excited to announce that Marching Band in now coming back together after a long winter to start preparing for the Memorial Day Parade. The band will be playing Patriotic Parade Sequence as they march the streets of Girard on May 29th. 

Current, and Graduating members are welcome to come to practice starting on April 20th, from 5pm to 8pm. We will continue to meet every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm until the parade. 

All students that are going into 6th Grade at Rice Avenue Middle School and above are welcome to come join our marching band program. If you have never played an instrument we are more than excited to help you learn. 

We are also looking for new members to join our Color Guard program. Color Guard helps the Marching Band as a non-musical group that provides a colorful visual to complement the band. We are welcoming anyone who enjoys dance or has interest in learning how to spin flag, or joining our weapon line. Our group works together as a team to complete in local LMBA competitions and we also participate in footballs games, and local parades as well. 

It’s never too late to join Marching Band. You can come to our next practice. If you have any questions please reach out to us by email at or by contacting Mr.Staff  by filling out our contact form on the contact page.