Marching Band


The 100+ member CD Ram Marching Band is composed of brass, woodwinds, percussion, and Band Front.  The Ram Band performs at:

For scheduling purposes, participation in the Ram Marching Band ensemble is both curricular, as students receive 0.5 credits as well as a grade, and extracurricular, as the band rehearses and performs outside of the school day.  Marching Band is open to all dedicated students grades 9-12.

Generally, the marching band meets only in the fall semester (although we do participate in the Linglestown Memorial Day Parade).  ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES!!!  wilson-playoff-12032011.jpg Since the marching band is curricular, the school discipline policy remains in effect at all marching band functions.  Also, since marching band is athletic and requires its members to be in good physical health, students will be asked to perform stretches and exercises.  This is mandatory for all members able to perform such tasks.

Over the past few years, our grads have gone on to join the WVU "Pride of West Virginia" Mountaineer Marching Band, the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band, the Penn State Blue Band, the IUP Marching Band, the Lock Haven University Marching Band, the Duquesne University Marching Band, the Shippensburg University Red Raider Marching Band, the Lebanon Valley College Pride of the Valley Marching Band, the Bloomsburg University Husky Marching Band, and the Gettysburg College Bullets Marching Band.

Required Items For This Season

  • Marching Shoes - $25  you can use from prior years if in good condition
  • Tour T-shirt - $12   all students must order 1; many students order 2
  • Polo Shirt - $28 - $35  
  • Uniform Bag - $10   you can use from prior years if in good condition
  • Hearing Protection - $7   you can use from prior years if in good condition
  • Dot Holder - $3   you can use from prior years if in good condition
  • Black Socks - crew length or higher; you may purchase these on your own

Wind Players only

  • Gloves (pack of 3) - $5   all wind players must order

Color Guard Only

  • Gloves (tan) - $15   you can use from prior years if in good condition