Pennsbury High School played host to area marching bands in the 13th Annual Marching Band Festival on November 2nd.
Participating marching bands included Catasauqua, Owen J. Roberts, William Tennent, Pennridge, Neshaminy and Cherry Hill East. Pennsbury Marching Band also performed, but as host was not considered a festival competitor. All competing bands received judges’ ratings of “Outstanding” or “Superior”. Owen J. Roberts received the award for best drum major. Pennridge won for best color guard, brass section, and marching, and Neshaminy received awards for best music, percussion, and woodwinds.
Attendees at the Marching Band Festival were treated to a guest performance by the Temple University Marching Band. The band entertained the crowded Falcon Field football stadium with music from Queen, Fall Out Boy and Justin Timberlake.
The Pennsbury Marching Band, under the direction of Frank Mazzeo, will conclude their fall season by marching for the 30th straight year in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Pennsbury High School Marching Band, known as the “Long Orange Line” has performed on four continents and is internationally recognized as one of the premier high school marching bands in the United States. The Band has the distinction of being the only band on the planet to have performed at all 5 Disneylands worldwide.