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.
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.
2023 Field Show:
Made in the UK
The Roaring Lions 2023 program features
hits by influential and iconic rock stars:
The Beatles, Elton John and Muse.
This fusion of music from different eras showcases the rich musical history of Britain in a voyage spanning the breadth of talent from across the pond, all “Made in the UK.”
Drum Majors: Sueda Basar, Alexis Smith
Director of Bands: Craig Snyder
Assistant Director: Alan Reno
Drill Design and Visual Instruction: Tyler Propfe
Color Guard Coordinator: Leighann Keegan
Guard Assistant: Kimberly Santa
Percussion Coordinator: John Paul Kuhar
Front Ensemble Director: David Hearn
Percussion Assistant: Joseph Stephenraj
Band and Orchestra Instrument Cleaning and Sanitization Tips