Marching Band

MHS Marching Band

Marching band is a musical ensemble that portrays its musical selections through the use of motion and visual concepts such as drill moves and the use of Colorguard. It combines music, athleticism, and choreography to generate entertainment.

Philosophy

The Cavaliers stand for excellence on and off the field. We look to bring out the best in each individual, and we strive to develop outstanding people through the pursuit of "pride in personal excellence".

The philosophy of the Middletown High School Marching Band is based on the belief that within every individual, the potential for greatness exists. When the efforts of each individual are focused toward a common goal, and when each individual pursues that goal to the absolute best of his/her ability, the goal--no matter how lofty--will be achieved. Honesty, sincerity, respect, cooperation, dedication and the desire to achieve excellence are the qualities that bring out the greatness in all of us.

Every person in our organization is essential to its success, regardless of the position they hold. There are no performers who "sit on the bench" in marching band. Everyone is a "varsity starter" at every rehearsal and performance. All of us (students, staff and parents) must work together to achieve our goals. From this cooperative effort comes a respect for each other that will allow us to change our goals into realities. We derive strength and courage from each other, working side-by-side toward excellence in rehearsal and in performance. Success is achieved through unselfishness, understanding and persistence.

We strive to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. This is accomplished by working unselfishly together in rehearsal and in performance, toward a common goal of "pride in personal excellence". It is also accomplished through mutual respect, honesty, dedication and a commitment to one another. Those things that we cherish the most and that withstand the test of time are those, which have been created carefully and nurtured over a long period of time. The pride that develops as a result will be remembered not only this year, but for many years to come.

See the complete MHS Marching Handbook 2017 for additional information.

And be sure to complete and turn in your MHS Medical Form by the 7/13/17 deadline.

If you'd like more information, please contact Mr. Endlein by email at Brian.Endlein@appo.k12.de.us