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Frederick County Marching Band Festival

Monday, October 13, 2014 at Linganore High School

(Rain Date: Monday, October 20, 2014)

Tickets $5 | Programs $5 (no advance sales)
Concessions and Novelties will be available

(FCPS employees with badge, Senior Citizens 60 & over, and infants are free)

FCPS Marching Band Festival Program Cover

On Monday, October 13, 2014, all ten high school marching bands from Frederick County Public Schools will perform their competition routines during the FCPS Marching Band Festival which will be hosted by Linganore High School. The FCPS Marching Band Festival is a highly attended and favored program of the marching season for many of our county residents.

Volunteers Needed
We are currently seeking parent and student volunteers to help with the festival. If you're interested in volunteering you can sign up here or attend one of our weekly meetings that are announced over our Yahoo group email. Proceeds from this event will be added to our general fund.


2014 – 2015 Theme Shirts for “Magical Mystery Tour”

Sorry, theme shirts are no longer available for purchase.

Important Dates

Fall 2014 Marching Band Competition, Festival, and Parade Schedule

Important: Competition schedules on weekends are determined by our performance time, and usually include a 3-hour rehearsal, packing, dinner, travel, warm-up, show, awards and return home. A typical weekend competition day begins in the early afternoon with a return around 11:30 PM, but this is variable. Information for each event will be sent via Yahoo Groups email.

  • Thursday, August 21 Libertytown Parade, 7 pm. Band meets at LHS at 5:30 pm.
  • Saturday, September 13 Walkersville H.S, MD Tournament of Bands (TOB) Competition
  • Saturday, September 20 Liberty H.S. (Carroll County) TOB Competition
  • Saturday, September 27 North Hagerstown H.S. (Washington Co.) TOB Competition
  • Saturday, October 11 Musselman H.S. (Berkeley Co. WV) TOB Competition
  • Monday, October 13 Frederick County Marching Band Festival at Linganore High School
    (Rain Date: Monday, October 20)
  • Saturday, October 18 TOB Chapter Championships at South Hagerstown H.S. (Washington Co.)
  • Sunday, October 26 TOB Atlantic Coast Championships at Hershey Stadium, Hershey, PA
  • Sunday, November 2 73rd annual Veterans’ Day Parade - Brunswick, MD

Fall 2014 Home Football Games

Games begin at 7 PM, band reports at 5 PM

  • Friday, September 12 vs. Westminster
  • Friday, September 19 vs. North Hagerstown
  • Thursday, October 2 vs. Frederick
    (Band and Guard senior recognition / 8th-grade band night)
  • Friday, October 24 vs. Tuscarora (Homecoming)
  • Friday, October 31 vs. Middletown

Band Booster Meetings

Meetings are held in the Library starting at 7pm. Executive board meets at 6:30pm.
All boosters are welcome and encouraged to attend because important decisions are made at every meeting. If you have a student in a band or guard program you are a booster!

  • Tuesday, September 9
  • Tuesday, October 14
  • Tuesday, November 11
  • Tuesday, December 9
  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, February 10
  • Tuesday, March 10
  • Tuesday, April 14 (Election held for 2015 – 2016 board)
  • May meeting is the Band Banquet (Date TBD)

Concert Band Rehearsals

Concert Band rehearsals include ALL winds and brass and 8 selected percussionists

  • Thursday, November 6 Concert Band rehearsal, 2:45-5:15
  • Tuesday, November 11 Concert Band rehearsal, 2:45-5:15
  • Tuesday, November 18 Concert Band rehearsal, 2:45-5:15
  • Tuesday, December 2 Concert Band Dress Rehearsal, 2:45-5:15

Our annual Holiday Concert will be held during the first week of December. A specific date will be announced later, after the sports calendar is published, so that we can avoid as many conflicts as possible.