Testimonials from alumni Marching Band students and parents
"The Green Hope Marching Band is like a second family to me. I've met so many friends through marching band, and I love knowing that everyone wants to help and support each other - it's like no other group I've ever been a part of."
- Sophomore, Trumpet
The Green Hope Marching Band was an integral part of my high school experience. It taught me the value of dedication, perseverance, leadership, time-management, and more; not only did marching band teach me important values, but it also allowed me to forge lifelong friendships.
- Trumpet, Senior
"Because of marching band, I'm majoring in music in college. I've got lifelong friends from band. Playing on the field with all of your friends is an indescribable feeling and experience, and I wouldn't trade it for the world."
- Senior, Percussion
"Marching band is a family. You spend so much time with these people that you form bonds that you can't find anywhere else."
- Senior, Low Brass
"I love marching band because you spend hours on end with the best people learning so much and when you perform, the joy you feel is like nothing else."
- Senior, Front Ensemble
"Marching band is the best thing that could happen to my son. He's done it all four years of his high school and it taught him Time Management, Organization, Teamwork, Perseverance. I highly recommend joining the marching band."
- Parent of Battery
"I’ve been so impressed by the team spirit and loyalty that can be felt by Green Hope Marching Band! From day one, it was clear that the students would always be there for each other. There is so much support that they give each other both on and off the field! This is one of the best things that my daughter has ever been a part of!"
- Parent of a Drum Major
"Joining the Marching band was the best decision my freshman took.
It gave him confidence, direction and friends across the grades. The first day of school after the whole summer at marching band camp and rehearsals was not intimidating as he had made so many friends."
- Parent of Front Ensemble
“I am so glad my child choose to be a part of the marching band all four years of high school. It kept him motivated to be a better version of himself, reinforced teamwork values, and gave him a sense of belonging.”
- Parent of an Alto Sax