The Octorara High School Marching Band has proudly represented the Octorara Community for over 50 years.  The marching band has been recognized for its traditional parade style and programs marches by Sousa, King, Fillmore, and the like for all of its performances.  Annually the band appears in parades both in and out of the district.  The marching band regularly performs in the Solanco, Ephrata, and New Holland Fair Parades, the Veterans' Day Parade at the VAMC in Coatesville, and the West Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade.  Locally, the band participates in the school's Homecoming Parade, and the Halloween and Memorial Day Parades in Parkesburg.  The band has also participated in several anniversary parades for towns such as Gap, Christiana, Hershey, and Lititz.  The marching band has also appeared in the Miss America Parade in Atlantic City, the Parade of Nations in Norfolk, Virginia and in Disney World's Magic Kingdom.


  • Most information for students in the marching band will be available in the Marching Band Goup on Schoology in addition to what you might find here.

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Additional Parade Information

  • 2018-2019 Parade Schedule

    9/19/2018 - SOLANCO FAIR; Bus departs 4:30 PM; Parade starts 6:15 PM

    9/26/2018 - EPHRATA FAIR; Bus departs 5:00 PM; Parade starts 7:00 PM

    9/28/2018 - HOMECOMING PARADE; Report to PLC 5:15; Parade starts 6:00 PM; NO BUSES!

    10/3/2018 - NEW HOLLAND FAIR; Bus departs 7:00 PM; Parade starts at 7:00 PM (We are the Honor Band and perform last in this parade)

    10/13/2018 - MILLERSVILLE COMMUNITY PARADE; Bus departs 7:30 AM; Parade starts 9:00 AM

    10/20/2018 - HALLOWEEN PARADE; Report to A. Duie Pyle by 12:30 PM in uniform or costume; Parade starts 1:00 PM; NO BUSES!

    11/2/2018 - VETERANS' WEEK PARADE; Bus departs 8:00 AM; Return to school around 12:00 PM; SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION THIS DAY

    11/30/2018 - WCOFC PARADE; Bus departs 5:00 PM; Parade starts 7:15 PM

    5/19/2019 - MEMORIAL DAY PARADE; Report to Rocco & Anna's by 12:45 PM; Parade starts 1:30 PM; NO BUSES!