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Welcome to Central Bucks High School East Bands

Home of the Marching Patriots, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Bands. Director: Jason Morehouse  

Marching Patriots

This year’s Marching Band may be the largest yet in East history. With nearly 130 members that include an expanded flag team, pit ensemble and the addition of a bass guitar and keyboard – giving us an added dimension to our sound not previously experienced.  The marching Patriots perform their show during pre-game for all of our home football games and during half-time at away games.  In addition, they will compete against other area school bands in 5 competitions this Fall and have upgraded this year from the Liberty to the Yankee division of the The Cavalcade of Bands marching competition classification.  It’s going to be an exciting year for the marching Patriots! 

Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab:

These are curricular ensembles that meet throughout the school year on every other day for ninety minutes. Members of the Jazz Ensemble audition to be a part of this select ensemble; Jazz Lab is open to anyone interested in learning the art of jazz. The ensembles focus on the study of many styles of jazz, with particular emphasis on the techniques associated with big band performance. In addition to the traditional big band literature, the students also work to develop their skills as soloists and improvisers through the study of music theory, instrument specific performance techniques, listening skills, and chamber ensemble performance. The Jazz Ensemble performs throughout Southeast Pennsylvania at festivals, competitions, and other celebrations. In addition to competitions at the University of the Arts and Temple University, the Jazz Ensemble continues to participate in local favorites at the Duck Deli and the Brown-Bag-it-With-the-Arts series held at the Bucks County Courthouse.

Concert Band and Symphonic Band:

These are curricular ensembles that include students in grades 10-12 who perform on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Symphonic Band is a select group consisting of students who have successfully auditioned to participate. Both bands are designed to continue the development of individual performance technique, ensemble musicianship, and literature awareness. The ensembles study high quality literature from a wide variety of origins, styles, difficulty levels, and historical periods. In addition to the regularly scheduled concerts, members of the ensembles are occasionally asked to perform in chamber ensembles through- out the community. The concert ensembles also proudly host the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Large Ensemble Instrumental Festival in May each year.

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 21-24   Band Trip

Wed November 4th Band Concert 7:30

Sat December 7th  Peddler's Village     Christmas Parade 1:30

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