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Mission Statement

First and foremost, the marching band staff is committed to providing a high quality of music education to all performing members of the organization. The mission of the directors and support staff is to provide an atmosphere to the continued excellence of the Norton Band program.

The Norton High School Marching Band

The Norton Marching Band appears to be one of the most successful and vibrant organizations at Norton High School. For the past 27 years, it has maintained an enrollment of 110+ members. The band annually participates in at least two or more Ohio Music Education Association [OMEA] Marching Band Adjudicated Events, one of those contests being Norton's own "Art-In-Motion" Marching Band Invitational. Norton is also a member of and participates in the Bands of America [BOA] Regional Championships and Grand National Championships annually. Finally, the band marches in at least two local parades.

The Norton Marching Band holds onto a rich tradition of earning high ratings at all contests entered. On average, the band earns nothing less than an excellent rating, often times succeeding to superior ratings. The band has qualified and performed in the OMEA State Marching Band Finals for the past 22 years. Awards such as the Mayor's Award and Best Unit Overall are just a few honors received at local parades.

Norton Marching Band Repertoire

Pre-Game Music

  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Norton High School Alma Mater [arranged by James Berlyoung]
  • Buckeye Battle Cry -- NHS Fight Song [arranged by James Berlyoung]
  • Living for a Victory

2014 Production: Simple Truths

  • A Composition by Key Poulan and Rob Ferguson
  • Movement I - Life
  • Movement II - Liberty
  • Movement III - The Pursuit of Happiness

Parade Music

  • Trooper's Salute
  • Buckeye Battle Cry -- NHS Fight Song

Stand Tunes

  • The Hey Song
  • Louie, Louie
  • Hang on Sloopy
  • Night Beat
  • Free Ride
  • Living for a Victory
  • Various Pop Charts

2014 Production: Simple Truths

OMEA Cloverleaf Calvacade of Sound; Lodi, Ohio
-Best Percussion in Class A
-Best Auxiliary in Class A
-1st Place in Class A
-Reserve Grand Champion
-Excellent (II) Rating

BOA Monroeville Regional Championships; Monroeville, Pennsylvania
-Outstanding Music Performance in Class A
-Outstanding General Effect in Class A
-Class A Champion
-Finalist Band (Placed 10th during Finals)

OMEA Revere Minutemen Marching Band Invitational; Bath, Ohio

-1st Place in Class A
-Best Music in Class A/AA
-Best General Effect in Class A/AA
-Grand Champion
-Superior (I) Rating

OMEA Norton High School "Art In Motion" Marching Band Invitational; Norton, Ohio
-Ratings/awards yet to be determined

OMEA Brunswick Marching Band Invitational; Brunswick, Ohio

-Ratings/awards yet to be determined

OMEA State Marching Band Finals; Brunswick, Ohio

-Ratings/awards yet to be determined

BOA Grand National Championships; Indianapolis, Indiana

-Ratings/awards yet to be determined




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