Thousands gain field experience as we cross the mid-way point

Award sheets: Texas Regionals plus 19 fantastic local events!

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Members of the Lake Lehman High School Marching Band receive feedback from USSBA Clinician Larry Markiewicz during Sunday's 5th Annual Lehigh Valley Band Day. Below, members of the Northampton Area Middle School get ready to perform.

This past weekend – the mid-way point of the 2010 season – the US Scholastic Band Association team pulled out all the stops to ensure great experiences for every performer. Most bands had at least two or more performances under their belts and, with every run-through, the pride and confidence radiated into the stadium stands. Twenty-three events were on the schedule between Saturday and Sunday, and the opportunities to improve are absolutely limitless!

The Lone Star State hosted three major USSBA Regionals as nearly 50 Texas bands turned up the heat on Saturday, Oct. 9. On Sunday, music education and community awareness took center stage as the USSBA hosted the Sixth Annual Lehigh Valley Band Day at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown, Pa.

Unlike your traditional band competition, Lehigh Valley Band Day featured scholastic groups from around the region as they show their spirit for each, and promote music education within the community.

Click on the event to view each events Award Sheets.

Saturday, Oct. 9

USSBA Central Texas Regional, Kyle, Texas
USSBA Houston Regional, Spring, Texas
USSBA Southwest Texas Regional, Laredo, Texas

Sunday, Oct. 10
USSBA Lehigh Valley Band Day


Nineteen schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Connecticut welcomed bands to their venues this weekend as they gave more than 200 groups the opportunity to perform their memorable productions!  Several of the USSBA locally-hosted events included performances by notable college and university groups, including Shepherd University, Central Connecticut State, Boston University, Kutztown University and Texas A & AM – Kingsville.




The weekend of Oct. 16-17 takes the USSBA to Rutgers and Towson universities, plus two major events in Virginia – in Sterling and Virginia Beach.  We NEED your help!

Three volunteer shifts are available:

SLOT  1 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SLOT  2 – 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
SLOT  3 – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (or so)

Certainly these times aren’t ironclad – we understand you are busy! But won’t you consider giving several hours to these amazing band students who give it their all on the field?

Write to Courtney Beard at, or call (610) 821-0345, Ext. 137.


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