MARCHING BAND

The Norwin Marching Band is the largest and most visible subdivision of the Norwin Band Program.  The ensemble is comprised of all band students and color guard members and provides a community environment where students can work with each other to achieve excellence through performance.  There are many traits that can be taken away from this experience including value and respect of others, discipline in time management, and the benefits of working efficiently.  These characteristics will ultimately translate into their professional careers later in life.  We have a large, accomplished alumni base in many careers of which we are extremely proud.

The marching band at Norwin attends all Friday night football games performing at halftime.  The ensemble also attends several local parades providing support to our community and spirit to the school.  Throughout its history the ensemble has been involved and very successful in the competitive arena.  The Marching Band competes locally several weekends in the fall, and participate regionally and nationally in Bands of America and USBands events.

Every year in September the Band hosts “The Norwin Band Festival” which draws bands from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York.  It is one of the biggest competitive festivals in the state.  The Norwin Marching Band represents the Norwin School District at a national level through its participation in the Bands of America (BOA) competitive events. The Norwin Band is the only band to win a BOA regional title in each of the last 5 decades. 

This ensemble starts off the year with it’s “Unveiling/Orientation Event” in late May at which all current members and prospective members, as well as community, are invited to learn about the band program and celebrate the start of the Marching Band season through the unveiling of the coming season's show and instructional staff.

A typical season will end in late October or early November.











ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2021-22: Harvest

Bands of America Grand National Championships - Class AA Champions (Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visual)
Bands of America Mid-Atlantic Regional - 3rd Place Finalist


2020-2021: Hear My Voice
FLO Marching Kick Off - 2nd Place
Zildjian - Vic Firth Challenge - 2nd Place
Bands of America - Music for All Live Showcase


2019-2020: The Awaiting
Bands of America Mid-Atlantic- Regional Co-Champion


2018-2019: Baroque-N
Bands of America Mid-Atlantic- Regional Champion
Bands of America Northeast Ohio Regional Class AA Champion, 2nd Place Finalist


2017-2018: RunAway
Bands of America Mid-Atlantic- Regional Champion
PIMBA- Class AAAA Champions


2016-2017: con4mity
Bands of America Monroeville- Regional Champion
Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional Class AAA- 3rd Place 
PIMBA Class AAAA- Champions


2015-2016: Forbidden 
USBands Class VI Open National Champions

2014-2015: When Worlds Collide
Bands of America Monroeville Regional Class AA Champion, 2nd place overall-caption award for High Music
Bands of America-Newark, Delaware Regional Champion 
PIMBA-1st place AAAA, caption awards for High Visual, High General Effect and High Music

2013-2014: The Rise of the Knight
Bands of America Monroeville Regional Champion-caption awards for High Visual, High General Effect and High Music (tie)
Bands of America-Towson Regional- 3rd place Finalist
PIMBA-1st place AAAA, caption awards for High Visual, High General Effect and High Music

2012-2013: The Road to You
Bands of America Monroeville Regional Champion-caption awards for High Visual, General Effect and Music
Bands of America Akron Regional Champion-caption awards for High Visual, General Effect and Music
Bands of America Towson Regional Champion-caption awards for High Visual, General Effect and Music
PIMBA National Class Champion

2011-2012: Salvation
Bands of America North Huntingdon Regional Champion-sweeping caption awards for High Visual, General Effect and Music
Bands of America Grand National Semi-finalist-3rd place overall in Class 3A
PIMBA National Class Champion winning High Visual and General Effect

2010-2011: They Who Walk the Path
Bands of America North Huntingdon Regional-2nd place overall winning High Visual, 1st in their class and High Visual, General Effect and Music within their class
Bands of America Akron Regional-3rd place overall winning High General Effect also, 1st in class AAA
Bands of America Indianapolis-3rd in class AAA winning High Visual and placed 7th overall in finals
PIMBA Championships-2nd place overall

2009-2010: Tango with My Shadow
Bands of America Massillon Regional-3rd place overall (High Visual Award)
Bands of America West Chester Regional-2nd place overall
PIMBA Championships-2nd place overall

2008-2009: The Multiples of One
Bands of America Massillon Regional-2nd place
Bands of America Super Regional (St. Louis) Finalist-9th place overall
PIMBA Championships-2nd place overall

2007-2008: Oceans
Bands of America Towson Regional-2nd place overall
PIMBA Championships-2nd place overall