About the Marching Band
The Penncrest High School Roaring Lions Marching Band hails from Media, Pennsylvania, and consists of Woodwinds, Brass, Battery (Drumline), Front Ensemble (Pit), and Colorguard.
The band performs regularly at Penncrest's home and away football games, parades in Media, PA, and band festivals in the region. The band has won numerous PA State Championships in both USBands and Tournament of Bands circuits. The Roaring Lions are under the direction of Craig Snyder.
The mission statement of the band reads: "We work as a supportive community to achieve music and marching success." The staff and student leaders use this guiding statement to create the annual goals and activities of the band. While the band strives for group success, we believe this starts with each and every individual in the program. Developing and maintaining a welcoming, inclusive yet demanding culture is the first step to success on and off the field. Through participation in the Penncrest band, students gain crucial skills such as: being on time, time management, communication, goal completion, teamwork, creative problem solving, compassion for and acceptance of others, and the fact that attitude is everything!
In order to perform its best at football games, parades, and competitions, the Marching Band continues to practice in the form of Wednesday evening practices (4-7 PM), 90-minute weekly section practices, and Saturday morning practices (9 AM-1 PM).
The Marching Band season is the Band's busiest season, and therefore, benefits greatly from volunteer assistance. Please click below to see current volunteer opportunities.
2022 Field Show: Passion
I The Painter
II The Dancer
III The Musician
A musical portrait of three art forms and the inner passion they require and inspire. The cycles of the creative process are revealed in introspective solo lines combined with full ensemble celebrations of artistic expression.
Drum Majors: Erin Brechemin, Olivia Truocchio
Director of Bands: Craig Snyder
Assistant Director and Drill Design: Alan Reno
Color Guard Coordinator: Leighann Keegan
Guard Assistant: Kimberly Santa
Percussion Coordinator: John Paul Kuhar
Front Ensemble Director: David Hearn
Percussion Assistant: Joseph Stephenraj
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