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 2021 Roaring Lions fields 112 performers, and is 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.
2021 Field Show
The Roaring Lions are pleased to bring you their 2021 field show: The Music of Styx.
This year marks the 20th Penncrest field show for Director of Bands Mr. Craig Snyder.
In celebration of this milestone, we will combine music from past field shows with some brand new material. Our opener, Mr. Roboto, was first performed in 2014. Rockin' the Paradise is a new arrangement, being presented by the 2021 band for the first time. Too Much Time on My Hands was performed in the fall of 2007. Our closer, The Best of Times, has the dual significance of representing how the band feels about returning to the field of performance after a year's hiatus, as well as reviving the original closer of 20 years ago, in the fall of 2002.
The band is led on the field by Drum Majors Jacob Bartkowski and Kevin Morrison.
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