Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146

 
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Performing Groups


ORCHESTRA

Students may take string orchestra as a class at SPHS. The group performs at the school's winter concert in December, and the spring concert in May. They also travel to the county orchestra festival in April and participate in the annual instrumental music spring trip. Over the years many of our orchestra students have played with the BSO in its Side-by-Side program as well as All-County and All-State Orchestra.
Cello Player, 2016


Symphonic Band Concert, Dec 2015 SYMPHONIC BAND

Students may take symphonic band as a class at SPHS. The group performs at the school's winter concert in December, and the spring concert in May. They also travel to the county orchestra festival in April and participate in the annual instrumental music spring trip. Over the years many of our band students have played with the BSO in its Side-by-Side program as well as All-County and All-State Band.


JAZZ BAND, The Windjammers

Students join the Windjammers by audition in the early fall, with all rehearsals after school. The group performs at the school's winter concert in December, and the spring concert in May as well as at various jazz clinics throughout the year. In some years they also participate in the annual instrumental music spring trip. A few of our jazz students have played in the All-County Jazz Band.
Jazz Band at AACC, 6Jan2017


Marching Band-Guard Competition Oct 2016

Indoor Guard Exhibition Feb 2017

Indoor Guard Exhibition Feb 2017

Thank you to the sponsors of the
2017 Indoor Guard program
Uncle Him
Suspender Store
Eternal Life School of Marital Arts
LuLaRoe-Adrienne, Kim and Michelle
Crofton Farmers Market
Travel Advantage Network
Nettle Net Boat Pool
Eric Backstorm
Tamara and Joe Edwards
Design In Motion Dance Studio
Kim Rettinger
Erica Trent
COLOR GUARD

Color guard is a group of people who provide an artistic interpretation of the music through dance and the synchronized spinning of flags, rifles, sabres and other props. Color guard has been called the “Sport of the Arts” because it is equally athletic and artistic.

In the fall, the color guard participates in all marching band activities including practices, competitions and half-time performances at football games. During marching band competitions, the guard adds to the overall score of the band, but is also judged in its own category.

In the winter and spring, the color guard practices and competes independently of the band through a regional indoor/winter guard circuit. Winter guard is similar to outdoor guard except the performances are indoors and the marching band music of the fall is replaced by a recording of music from a wide variety of musical genres. Indoor guard performances are four-minutes long and are performed in a gymnasium on a 50' by 70' painted tarp.

The Severna Park High School and the Arundel High School color guard teams have merged for the current indoor color guard season. The combined program consists of 34 students divided into 2 teams - varsity and junior varsity. The two teams will compete on the TIA indoor circuit - the varsity team at the Scholastic A level (approximately the equivalent of the KIDA Blue Division) and the junior varsity team at the Scholastic Novice level (the approximate equivalent of the KIDA Gold Division). Here are the Exhibition and Competition Dates:


Feb 11 Penncrest Competition Media PA
Feb 18 Council Rock Competition Holland PA
March 4 Field of View Competition Folsom PA
March 18-19 WGI Power Regional Competition Bethlehem PA
April 2 In Theory Friends & Family Exhibition Baltimore/Pikesville MD
April 8 Northern York Competition Dillsburg PA
April 22 Co-Motion Competition Blackwood NJ
April 29 TIA Chapter 9 Championships Middletown DE
May 3 Championship Send-Off Exhibition SPHS Gym
May 4-7 TIA Atlantic Coast Championships Wildwood NJ


PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Students may take percussion as a class at SPHS. The group performs at the school's winter concert in December and the spring concert in May, as well as at the County and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals in the spring. There is great variety in skill level of the students at the beginning of the year, ranging from percussion beginners to students who have spent years playing in symphonic or marching band.
Percussion Ensemble, Spring 2016 


 Marching Band, County Exhibition, Oct 2016

Marching Band, Football Game, Sept 2016
MARCHING BAND

The marching band season begins for most students in early August with band camp, with rehearsals all day long for one or two weeks.  For percussionists, particularly the drumline, there are practices and auditions in June, and a special percussion camp the week before regular band camp.

After band camp is over, the almost daily rehearsals begin.  Once school starts, it's after school rehearsal time about four days a week. Starting in September the group attends home football games, performing the national anthem before the game, their field show at halftime, and spirited music in the stands throughout the game. Then from late September through early November, there are competitions most weekends culminating in the Nationals in Allentown, PA. Somewhere in between, SPHS cohosts its own marching competition with Broadneck High School.

The marching band sometimes performs during the annual spring trip, then they get back together for the July 4 parade through Severna Park. A number of our students expand their marching experience over the summer by participating in a drum corps, or one of many music camps.


updated 12 February 2017  



 
     
 
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Instructors

Eric Kilby
SPHS Director of Instrumental Music