Harvest Marching Band FestivalSaturday, October 17, 2009
Band Program Descriptions - Final
Highland High School
Highland School District
Highland High School Scottie Marching Band
John Straehle, Band DirectorDrum Majors: William Packard and Damon Alvarez
Color Guard Captains: Samantha Churchill and Taylor Gano
Battery Captain: Matt Wisnowski
Band Director: John Straehle
Color Guard Instructor: Traci Udell
Marching, Visual Instructor: Victor Pelley
Drum Instructor: Damon Alvarez
Music: Paul Murtha
Drill: Paul Cook
This year’s production is called “Blues Brothers: Scotland Tour 2009”. Music selections are: “I Can’t Turn You Loose”, “Soul Man”, “Flip, Flop and Fly”, “Soul Finger”, “Think”, and “I Can’t Turn You Loose Reprise”. The Scottie Marching Band has received numerous awards over the past years, placing 3rd in the “A” Division last year at Harvest and 1st in this years Yakima Sunfair Parade. This is Highlands 8th year in competitive marching. Highland high school is a WIAA “1A” classification with 238 student’s grades 10-12.
The band and color guard would like the booster group, band parents and communities of Cowiche and Tieton for their continued support of the music program.
Naches Valley High School
Naches Valley School District
Naches , Washington
Ranger Marching Band
Jeremy Freisz, Band DirectorShow Title: Fiddler on the Roof Music arranged by: Michael Brown Drill Design by: David Cook
Set in a small Jewish village in Russia, 'Fiddler on the Roof' displays a fun and intriguing story of tradition, life, and romance.
Dani Mansfield Color Guard Instructor
Sultan High School
Sultan School District
Sultan High School "Turk" Marching Band
Jill Sumpter, Band DirectorThe members of the Sultan High School "Turk" Marching Band will be performing music from the Beatles, including "Eleanor Rigby", "Drive My Car", "Hey Jude",and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band". The band is under the direction of Jill Sumpter and Brian McNaughton. Drum majors are Christy Schmidt and Johanna Helm. Color Guard Captain is Rachel Whitbeck.
The marching band has won the Sweepstakes Award at the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Parade for the last two years, place at the Victoria Days Parade, and consistently place in both the fall field show and spring parade seasons.
The band would like to thank the Sultan Music Parents for all that they do.
Clarkston High School
Clarkston School District
Pride of Clarkston Marching Band and Color Guard
Bill Legg, Band DirectorThe 2009-10 program is titled The Jazz Police. The musical selections include Gordon Goodwin's Jazz Police, Chuck Mangione's Land of Make Believe, and closes with Robert W. Smith's arrangement of Big Noise From Winnetka. The Pride is under the direction of Bill Legg. Assistant director is Nate Barham, percussion instructor is Shawn Smith, marching instructors are Matt Halley, and Jarred Pratt. Color guard instructors are Michele Slaybaugh, and Alaina Swearingen. Brass assistant is Ed King. Drum majors are Cody Swearingen, and Michael Dolezal, and Guard captains are Tori Mustello, and Abby Brotnov. Drill Design is by Keith Weatherwax. The Pride place 2nd in the AA division at last year's Harvest marching band competition, and 2nd in the AA division at last year's Cavalcade of Bands in Pasco. The Pride will conclude their 2009 season at the Auburn Veteran's day parade a field show competition Saturday november 7th. The Jazz Police is a cops and robbers theme with music in reverse chronological order.
Cheney High School
Cheney School District
Cheney High School Marching Band
Mike Suhling, Band DirectorThe Cheney High School Marching Band is proud to present original music written by Gary Gilroy titled The Artist. The three movement show depicts the creative process of the painter, the dancer, and the musician.
The CHS Marching Band place first in the AA Division of the 2008 Cavalcade of Bands and received best brass and winds, best color guard, and best general effect captions. The group also placed first in their division at the 2008 Pacific NW Championships at Joe Albi in Spokane receiving best brass and winds, best color guard, best marching, and best general effect captions.
The instructing staff and members of the group would like to thank all the parents for their support in another successful season.
Director: Mike Suhling
West Valley High School (Spokane)
West Valley School District
"Eagle" Marching Band
Jim Loucks, Band DirectorBand Staff:
Lorie Alsperger (Color Guard Instructor)
Corey King/Eric Heale (Drum Line)
Beth Anderson/Josh Roderick
Band Booster President:
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Music by Klaus Badelt
Naches Valley Middle School
Naches Valley School District
Naches , Washington
Knight Marching Band
Jeremy Freisz, Band DirectorShow theme: James bond
Music: James bond theme
Drum Major-Lynnae GUTIERREZ-HOLTEY
Color Guard Instructor-Mylisa McGill
Eisenhower High School
Yakima School District
Eisenhower Cadet Marching Band
Dave Walter, Band DirectorBand Director: Dave Walter
Color Guard Coach and Instructor: Rhonda La Caille
Drill Instruction and Design: Brian Bailie
Color Guard Choreography and Instruction: Teena Bailie
Drum Line Instructor: John Johnson
Marching Instructor: Stephen Pickard
Drum Majors: Darion Roth and Joey Keeton
The Eisenhower Cadet Marching Band and Color Guard are incredibly excited to welcome all of the performing groups to the 9th Annual Harvest Marching Band Competition.
This year’s show “Earth Wind and Fire” has been a truly enjoyable and educational experience for our students. We hope you will enjoy the four pieces: “In the Stone,” “After the Love is Gone,” “Getaway” and “September.”
The Ike instrumental music department will be traveling to Orlando Florida this spring for a fun-packed musical experience. The band has traveled extensively in the past with trips to England, Italy, New York, B.C., and California.
The band and color guard applaud the Ike Band Parent Organization: President Rick Pettyjohn, Vice President Tracy Jones, Treasurer Edna Pettyjohn, Secretary Shauna Heilman, and all of the other parent volunteers. We also acknowledge our fantastic principal Stacy Locke and the vice principal of the band and orchestra Jim Wright for their ongoing support.
Together students, parents and school staff make our program what it is!
A.C. Davis High School
Yakima School District
Buccaneer Marching Band and Color Guard
Scott Goranson, Band DirectorThe Buccaneer Marching Band from A.C. Davis High School is directed by Scott Goranson. Assistant directors are Mike Helseth and Matt Larsen. Pit instructor is Aaron Julyan, woodwind and brass instructors are Jenny Ohrstrom and Erich Mietenkorte. Color Guard captain is Lindsey Sullivan. Trumpet soloists are Eddie Torres and Jesus Covarrubias. Drum Majors are Riley Luvaas and Lucas Padilla
The Band is pleased to present its 2009 program, entitled Danza Del Fuego. The show's music and drill was composed by Russ Newbury. Percussion score by Chris Newbury.
The Buccaneer Band members, staff and boosters would like to thank Kris Siebel, District Arts Coordinator for her outstanding support this year. The band would also like to thank the countless hours invested by the Buccaneer Band Boosters and the Harvest Marching Festival Staff. Without their continued support this program would not be possible. A.C. Davis High School is also proud to co-host the 9th Annual Harvest Band Festival and would like to thank you for supporting the thousands of high school musicians performing today.
Ferndale High School
Ferndale School District
Ferndale High School Marching Band
Steve Menefee, Band DirectorName: Ferndale Marching Band
Director: Steve Menefee
Percussion: David Vaughns
Music Arrangement: Lewis Norfleet
Drill Design: Chris Cantrell
Marching: Harrison Jones
Auxiliary: Wendy Lynch, Bryn Lamphiear
The Ferndale High School Marching Band is looking to test the speed limits with this years 2009 Production featuring the music of “Rush”. Taken from their popular album “Moving Pictures” you will hear Camera Eye, YYZ, Red Barchetta and Tom Sawyer.
In recent years the band has placed 1st at the 2006 Tumwater Marching Championships, and has been crowned champions of their class at the Auburn Marching Band Festival in both 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The most recently traveled to Southern California for the Disney Magic Music Days festival last May. We are very grateful to be performing at the Peninsula Classic for the first time. We hope you enjoy our show!
Richland High School
Richland School District
Jason Rose, Band DirectorThe Richland High School Bomber Marching Band, under the direction of Jason Rose and the leadership of Drum Majors Nick Prior and Zach Hillebrant and Color Guard Captain Corrin Bogenreif, is proud to present their 2009 show Celestial Journeys. Celestial Journeys is a trip through space and time that begins with a haunting melody that explodes into a fierce race through the stars and concludes with a wild ride through outer space!
The music was composed by Gary P. Gilroy. Show design is by Kary Etherington. Percussion arrangements are by Christopher Cree. Choreography by Mindy Krejci. Assistant director is Annie Weldon. Percussion Instructor is Erik Peterson. Color Guard coaches are Jill Clark and Cheyanne South.
Pasco High School
Pasco School District
Pasco High School Marching Band
Randy Bjur, Band DirectorDrum Majors: Stephanie Olson, Brett Moe
Guard Captains: Heidi Dickenson, Amanda Davis
Assistant Director: John Nelson
Winds and Percussion staff: Junior Ayala, Matt Henderson, John Owen, Chris Newbury
Visual Staff: Russ Newbury, Rudy Guidry
Guard Staff: Loralee Newbury, Anna Newbury
Show Title: Riverdance
Kamiakin High School
Kennewick School District
Scarlet Tide Marching Band
Keith Russell, Band DirectorThe 2009 “Scarlet Tide” Marching Band
Under the field direction of Drum Majors
This year’s band of 63 members includes:
The band is under the direction of:
This year’s show music reflects the speed, intensity, and pace of our daily lives.
The “Scarlet Tide” would like to thank the Kamiakin Instrumental Music Boosters, Fans, and School Administration for their support! - Keeping the opportunity to express, create and communicate a strong component of our school experience.
Special Thanks to
Additional thanks to the following organizations for their donations on behalf of our program:
Bonney Lake High School
Sumner School District
Bonney Lake, Washington
Panther Marching Band
Don Neptun, Band DirectorThe Panther Marching Band is proud to present their 2009 program titled "The Truest Expression: Dance & Music".
This year's show features three different styles of dance and music: Modern dance, the Tango, and Latin dance.
Musical selections to be performed are:
Drum Majors: Karlie Pyl & Jake Barrows
Hanford High School
Richland School District
Falcon Marching Band
Kevin Swisher, Band DirectorHarlem Nocturn by Earle Hagen, Flyin Home by Benny Goodman arr. Lionel Hampton, Guaguanco by Arturo Sandoval, and Fire Dance by Allen Vizzutti
Drum Majors: Sara Deibler and Stephen Grindel
The Hanford High Band Program is developing a tradition of excellence in all areas, Marching, Jazz, Concert Ensembles, and Small Ensembles. They have placed in finals competition at Cavalcade over 5 years in row winning many caption awards. Last year, at the Puget Sound Festival of Bands in Everette, WA, the band placed 4th overall and received their highest score in school history. The band will be traveling to St. George, Utah this November to compete in the 2009 Bands of America Western Regional Competition.
Hermiston High School
Hermiston School District
Hermiston High School Marching Band
Kim Walker, Band DirectorThe Hermiston High School Band Program has a long history of excellence. Accomplishments include performing in the 105th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California in 1994, traveling to Europe on a music tour in the mid 1990's, achieving high scores in marching band, jazz band, and Wind Ensemble over the past 20 years, and maintaining a constant presence within the Hermiston Community. Recent accomplishments include the growth of the Hermiston High School marching band (we've tripled in size since 2007), the inclusion of a front ensemble in 2008, the purchase of a brand new trailer for marching band in 2008, and a 3rd place standing in the 2008 Auburn Veteran's Day Parade in our division. Other achievements include the 2009 HHS Wind Ensemble achieving state qualifying scores at the OMEA District VI Large Group Festival, and the HHS Jazz Band achieving 5-10 points higher compared to last year's scores at the same two festivals. Our band students achieved the highest GPA in our 5A division compared to all of the other band students in the 5A division in the state of Oregon.
Today's performance features excerpts from the band’s 2009 competitive season show, ‘Star Trek: Through the Generations’. The band will perform three movements-- movement I: "Beginnings", and movement II: "Journey", closing with movement III: "Finale". The 2009 HHS marching band is 81 members strong and is excited to perform their field show for you today.
North Thurston High School
North Thurston Public Schools
NTHS Marching Band
Darren Johnson, Band DirectorNORTH THURSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Music arranged by Darren Johnson
The marching band has competed in finals at the NMMBC Fall Preview, the Sunset Classic, the Northwest Marching Band Championships, and the University of Oregon’s Festival of Bands. The band has captured first place in the A division at the Auburn Veteran’s Day Marching Competition and the Peninsula Classic earning caption awards for best music, marching, general effect, percussion, and drum majors.
The NTHS Band would like to thank their parents for their tremendous support. Thanks also to John Andersen and Terry Andersen Trucking for their dedication and service to the NTHS Band program.
Kennewick High School
Kennewick School District
Pride of the Columbia Empire
Brent Steinert, Band DirectorKennewick “Pride of the Lions” Marching Band
2009 - Bamboo
Tonight they will perform their 2009 Marching show entitled “Bamboo!
COLOR GUARD INSTRUCTOR
COLOR GUARD CHOREOGRAPHY
West Valley High School (Yakima)
West Valley School District
Ram Marching Band
Ron Gerhardstein and Maddy Banahene, Band DirectorThe West Valley High School Ram Marching Band is co-directed by Ron Gerhardstein and Madelyn Banahene. The high school instrumental music program includes wind ensemble, concert band, two jazz ensembles, marching band, pep band, and beginning guitar. Additional staff for the Ram Marching Band includes Lori Holtey – guard instructor; Susan Gleeson and Susan Jacobson – guard assistants; Brian Adams, Brit Dahlgrin, and Mike Dove – percussion; Nick Benson - visual design; Chris Thomas and Erica Buege – visual instructors; Jeremy Allgaier, Erik Curley, and A.J. Melcher – brass and woodwinds. Our 2009 field show Chaos Theory is composed by Alex Yoder with percussion by Chad Gay. The show has three movements titled Random Conditions, The Butterfly Effect, and Eventual Order. West Valley High School ensembles traditionally have earned high ratings at adjudication festivals and competitive events in and around the Pacific Northwest region in all aspects of the band program. Recent awards for the marching band include 1st place AA division at the Northwest Marching Championships (2006), 6th place overall at the South-Eastern Washington Cavalcade of Bands (2008), 1st place AAA-Large division at the Harvest Marching Festival (2007), and 2nd place AAA-Large division at the Harvest Marching Festival (2008). The members of the Ram Band would like to thank all of our parent boosters and volunteers for their time and support of our band program, and to the West Valley community for their ongoing encouragement.
Shelton High School
Shelton School District
Highclimber Marching Band
Chris Ward, Band DirectorShelton High School Highclimber Marching Band
Director: Chris Ward
The Shelton High School Highclimber marching band is proud to present its show “Firebird.” We hope you enjoy the performance!
We would like to thank our band booster group, the administration and community for their continued support.