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Join the Winter Guard Experience!

Hey Girard High School and Middle School students! Looking for a fun and creative way to spend your winter? Look no further! Our Winter Guard Program is calling all vibrant individuals to join us for an unforgettable journey of self-expression, teamwork, and artistic exploration.

What is Winter Guard?
Winter Guard is an exciting performance art that combines dance, flag spinning, and equipment work set to amazing music. It’s all about expressing yourself, building friendships, and having a blast!

No Competitions, Just Fun!
We’re all about enjoying the experience without the pressure of competitions. This is a non-competitive group where you can learn, grow, and make lasting memories.

When and Where?
Our Winter Guard sessions will take place Mondays after school until 5PM at Girard High School. It’s the perfect way to beat the winter blues and add some color to your days!

Who Can Join?
ALL students are welcome in grades 5-12. No experience necessary! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just curious about trying something new, we’d love to have you.

How to Sign Up?
Ready to dive into the Winter Guard adventure? Simply register using the link below and secure your spot in this fantastic program!

Join Us and Discover Your Inner Performer!
Don’t miss out on the fun, laughter, and creativity that awaits you in the Winter Guard Program. Sign up now and let’s make this winter unforgettable together!

Calling Girard High School Marching Band Alumni! Share Your Musical Memories

Hello Amazing Girard Marching Band Alumni,

Can you believe how time flies? Whether you were rocking the field a few years ago or a bit further back, we’re reaching out to you with a special invitation.

Help Us Create a Living Album of Girard’s Musical Legacy!
We’re on a mission to enrich our website’s photo and video library, and we’re counting on you to help us make it extraordinary. Your moments with the band are the heartbeats of our musical legacy, and we want to capture the essence of what makes Girard special.

How Can You Contribute?
Dive into those photo albums, scroll through your camera roll, and share your magic! Whether it’s a snapshot from a halftime show, a candid rehearsal moment, or a behind-the-scenes gem, every photo adds a unique note to our collective melody.

Submission Details:
Please email your cherished photos and videos to Your contributions will weave a richer tapestry in our virtual library, ensuring that every era of Girard’s Marching Band is celebrated. Please try to includes details such as the year and anyone’s names in the photo if you can.

Spread the Word!
Tag your fellow alumni, share this post, and let’s make this a collective crescendo of memories. Together, we’ll showcase the talent, dedication, and friendships that make our Girard Marching Band family truly extraordinary.

#GirardMarchingBand #AlumniMemories #GirardMusicAndDramaBoosters

We’re excited to see your memories take center stage on our virtual platform. Thank you for being an integral part of the Girard musical journey!

A Tale as Old as Time: Girard Drama Department Presents Rice Avenue Middle School’s Production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

Lights, camera, action! The stage is set, and the enchanting world of Disney comes to life as the Girard Drama Department proudly presents Rice Avenue Middle School’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. Get ready to be swept away into a magical tale filled with love, adventure, and timeless characters.

Performance Dates and Venue:
Mark your calendars for a weekend of theatrical wonder on December 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2023, at the GHS Auditorium. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. on December 7th and 8th, with a matinee performance on December 9th at 2 p.m. It’s an opportunity to witness the hard work, dedication, and talent of the young actors who bring this classic story to life.

Admission Prices:
The magic doesn’t stop at the entrance; it begins with affordable ticket prices that make this family-friendly event accessible to all. General admission for adults is just $5, while senior citizens can enjoy the show for $4. Students, the heart and soul of this production, are welcomed at an incredibly budget-friendly rate of $3. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for an unforgettable evening of entertainment that won’t break the bank.

A Journey into the Heart of Beauty and the Beast JR.:
This beloved Disney classic has been adapted into a junior musical, making it perfect for audiences of all ages. The story follows the journey of Belle, a bright and independent young woman, as she finds herself in an enchanted castle with a Beast under a magical curse. Through a series of delightful musical numbers and heartwarming scenes, audiences will witness the transformative power of love and compassion.

Supporting Local Talent:
The Girard Drama Department takes pride in nurturing the budding talents of the students from Rice Avenue Middle School. Under the guidance of dedicated teachers and directors, these young performers have poured their hearts into countless hours of rehearsals to deliver a show that is sure to captivate and inspire. Attending this production is not just a night out; it’s an opportunity to support the arts and encourage the next generation of actors, singers, and dancers.

Get Your Tickets!
Don’t miss out on this enchanting experience – purchase your tickets today! Whether you’re a Disney enthusiast, a supporter of the arts, or just looking for a magical escape, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Gather your loved ones and join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and, most importantly, the celebration of the arts in our community.

As the final notes of the musical fade away, you’ll leave the Auditorium with a heart full of joy and the magic of Beauty and the Beast JR. lingering in the air. Come, be our guest, and witness the magic unfold on stage!

Winter Guard Coming Soon

We will be holding a non-competitive winter guard this year with a family/friends performance at the end of the season. More details will be released soon. Keep your eye out for auditions information.

Holiday Craft Fair 2023

Please consider coming out and supporting this event. We are also looking for volunteers to help in the Sweet Shoppe, Kitchen and Raffle. Thank you!

Girard High School Marching Band Gears Up for Their 6th Competition at Meadville High School!


The beat of the drums, the blare of the brass, and the colorful spectacle of flags and twirlers – there’s something undeniably magical about a high school marching band. For the dedicated members of the Girard High School Marching Band, this Saturday, the 14th, marks a momentous occasion as they embark on their 6th competition of the season. The stage is set at Meadville High School, and the excitement is palpable. Let’s delve into what makes this event special and what we can expect from Girard’s talented musicians.

The Journey So Far

Girard High School’s marching band has been making waves in the local and regional competition circuit this year. Their incredible performances and unwavering dedication have earned them recognition as one of the top marching bands in the area. Their journey to Meadville High School this Saturday represents the culmination of countless hours of practice, hard work, and teamwork.

The Theme and Performance

This year’s competition performance promises to be a visual and auditory treat. Under the theme “A Journey Through Time,” Girard’s marching band will take the audience on a musical adventure through various eras and genres. With a combination of classic tunes, modern hits, and imaginative choreography, they aim to transport spectators through time and leave them in awe of their artistic talent.

Meet the Band Members

A crucial element of any marching band is its dedicated members, and Girard High School’s band is no exception. These young musicians, under the guidance of their talented director, have been practicing tirelessly to perfect their routine. From the drum line to the color guard, each section plays a crucial role in bringing the performance to life.

Director’s Dedication

No marching band is complete without a dedicated director. Girard High School is fortunate to have a passionate and skilled leader who guides the band to success. Their tireless efforts and artistic vision have been instrumental in shaping this year’s captivating performance. Their commitment to the students’ growth and the band’s excellence is truly commendable.

Community Support

The success of the Girard High School Marching Band wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of the local community. Parents, teachers, and friends have all rallied behind the band, providing both financial support and encouragement. The team spirit and sense of unity within the community have been vital in helping the band reach new heights.

What to Expect on Saturday

If you’re planning to attend the competition at Meadville High School this Saturday, get ready for an unforgettable experience. Girard’s marching band is all set to dazzle you with their musical prowess, precision marching, and eye-catching visuals. Don’t forget to bring your cheers and applause to support these hardworking young talents.

In Conclusion

The Girard High School Marching Band’s journey to their 6th competition at Meadville High School is a testament to their dedication and passion for music. As they prepare to showcase their talents under the theme “A Journey Through Time,” the anticipation is building. If you’re looking for a memorable and entertaining Saturday, make your way to Meadville High School and witness the magic of Girard’s young musicians. This is a performance you won’t want to miss!

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.