Jordon Cheung '20
"Band is where I've made eternal friendships, where I've developed a greater passion for music, and where I've enjoyed every single minute of my time on the field. Through marching band, I feel like I've truly found a place to belong and thrive at SM, and I can't be more grateful to the Eagle Regiment for giving me a home and a community where I can make music every day."
John O’Braitis '22
"As a freshman, it was really great to begin marching band before school started so I could meet people and get comfortable with the campus. The upperclassmen were really nice and gave great advice. The football games are a lot of fun. Marching band is a lot of work but, it’s worth it when you win competitions with your classmates."
Jessica Hamra '21
"Band and guard are definitely my second family and I know if I ever need anything they will help. The coaches are so supportive and always pushing you to do your best. If I didn’t join my freshman year, I would not be the person I am today. This is definitely my favorite part of SM and the best part of my high school experience. I know I’m going to cherish these memories for the rest of my life."
Allie Sadoff '22
"I moved from North Carolina and was concerned about not knowing anyone at school. After getting to know people at band camp, I was a lot more comfortable about going to the first day of school. I learned more about how to play my instrument and was proud to represent SM at football games and school events."
Charlotte Cardarella '21
"The marching band and color guard was not only a place for me to grow my musical abilities, but it was also a place for me to find a trustworthy group of friends that I can always count on. Before marching band, I had never touched a mellophone before, and now it's one of my main instruments."
Nicole Forrester '20
"I joined marching band my sophomore year having a small background in music education, but I had never played a classical instrument before. It was so fun learning a new instrument and being able to carry out my new skills with the band. I learned quickly that band was a family more than anything else and I grew to love the community I joined."