Grand Band

The Spring-Ford Golden Ram Marching Band continues to earn incredible honors.


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Spring-Ford music student rehearse during the school day with director Seth Jones (right).

Jessica Wosak, News Editor

The Spring-Ford Golden Ram Marching Band finished yet another successful season as they competed in championships at Hershey.

The band program enjoys a high placement, not only in the state, but in the Northeastern region of the United States. The band has been to various parts of the east coast to display their outstanding performances, in places such as Disney World and this year as a grand champion at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

This year alone the band program took home the National Band Association Blue Ribbon Program Of Excellence for the Eastern Division and the Bands of America Mid-Atlantic AAAA Championship. That’s on top of honors for jazz, symphonic, and marching bands at the Peach Bowl.
Since 2006, Spring-Ford has won nine TOB Atlantic Coast Championship titles, five Cavalcade of Bands Yankee/Patriot Open titles, one USBands State Championship, among other accolades along the East Coast.

The band’s overwhelming success is most definitely attributed to those who practice for about 16 hours a week, not including almost weekly competitions and football games that sometimes take over full days.

This year, the band has had the well-deserved privilege of taking advantage of a new band room. This addition to the school not only provides a greater practice space for the band, but also contributes to the expansive success of the band.

Spring-Ford Director of Bands Seth Jones said that the new band room holds the capacity to encourage students more, specifically because it shows that the community has their backs and is here to support them with the facilities necessary for success.

Jones says the best part of the new band room is the amount of space it holds.

“In the old bandroom, instruments were everywhere,” said Jones, as compared to the new space in which each instrument and piece of equipment holds a place.

The new band room also does not have carpeting, and has a higher ceiling that replicates the same sound environment as a stage. That feature therefore creates a more accurate sound, unlike the older band room’s structure.

The production of the new band room continues to promote strength throughout the band as they thrive through future seasons. As students continue to work hard to give their all, it truly shows through their performance on the field and in the auditorium.