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The Cary High School Marching Band proudly presents their 2022 production, “The Age of Opulence”. The show will depict a historical diva, Marie Antoinette, with musical divas, Madonna, Lorde, and Whitney Houston. The music is arranged by Andrew Markworth, guard designs by Jean du Gard, and drill design by Chris Foster.

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Download the newest form of communication for the Cary Marching Band 2022 - 

Marching Band Important Dates

  • 3 Saturday Rehearsals in May/early June - MINI-CAMP 

    • Mini-Camp - All brass, woodwinds, percussion and color guard interested students.  This is a great way to “dip your toe” into what happens with the Cary Marching Band.  Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes as you will be moving around, and learning the basics of what we do.  Yes, come to all of them as a marching band is much like Math class, it is a building process of learning skills that lead to more advanced skills.


  • Mid June to Mid July - OFF.  Enjoy a band-free month!  This is the time you will
    need to schedule vacations, as when we come back from band summer break, we are full steam ahead, and your attendance is VITAL to your success.

  • Check out the band’s website for more detailed info in the calendar section


Parents Take Note

·         Studies indicate that music education dramatically improves a student’s ability to solve 
      complex math and science problems.


·         Students who participate in music programs score higher on standardized tests.

·         Music participants, on average, receive more academic honors and higher grades.


“Before I became a member of the Marching Band, I was heading down a path that wasn’t good for me — I now have higher expectations of myself. The program demands much of us — the challenge is ongoing. I think it’s crazy not to be involved with the Marching Band.”


“It’s a great place to meet new people and have fun — I met so many kids as a freshman in the band that it was much easier starting high school in the fall.”


“This is a once in a lifetime experience — you can’t get these feelings in any other high school activity!  It’s amazing how much it changes you — I used to be very shy, but the program has changed that.”

Sounds Great!  (But I have a few questions)

“I’m worried that I’m not good enough to be in the Cary Marching Band”.  Acceptance is based on the student's maturity level and positive attitude as well as their playing abilities.  If you are dedicated to doing this, we will help you reach your fullest potential.  ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!


“What’s the next step for Marching Band?”  Show up to the rehearsal on the calendar for your section.  Follow any emails with information.  Current 8th grade through 11th grade student “mini-camps” will be held in May/June.


“What classes do I sign up for to be in the band?”  In February/March of 2022, sign up for Concert Band.


“Is there a Marching Band Class?”  No.  Marching Band is an extracurricular activity.  Sign up for the band class and you are qualified to be in the Marching Band.   You do NOT have to be a member of the marching band if you are in a fall sport.  We want you to participate in as much as you possibly can.  It all starts with signing up for class.


2022 Marching Band Performances *tentative

  • All Cary High School home football games

  • Local parades - Cary homecoming parade, Cary Holiday, and Raleigh Holiday

  • Local Competitions - at Panther Creek, Middle Creek

  • Hosting and performing at the 62nd Annual Cary Band Day

  • Bands of America Regional at Wake Forest University

  • Bands of America Regional in Orlando

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