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Strike Up the Bands!


High school marching bands will keep the evening booming in pursuit of a trophy and prize money during the 2017 QVC West Chester Christmas Parade. The Chamber is happy to welcome First Priority Bank as the sponsor of this popular element of the parade.

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Participating bands include Downingtown High School Marching Band, Pennsbury High School Marching Band, Henderson High School Band, Rustin Golden Knights Marching Band, Daniel Boone High School Marching Band, A.I. Dupont High School Marching Band, Wissahickon High School Marching Band, Jackson Liberty High School Band, Springfield High School Marching Band, Cardinal O’Hara High School Marching Band, Easton Red Rover High School Marching Band, Central Bucks South High School Marching Band, West Chester East H.S. Marching Band, Bishop Shanahan Marching Band, Marple Newtown High School Band, Pottsgrove High School Band, The Frank W. Ballou Majestic Marching Knights Band and Connetquot High School Marching Band.

Three professional judges evaluate the bands on music execution, music general effect, marching style and presentation, and use of color. Participants will vie for more than $5,000 in prize money with the Grand Champion awarded $1,200. Winners will be announced at main stage (in front of the historic Courthouse) at the intersection of High & Market Streets immediately following the parade.

“The performances given by these tremendous high school bands is a testament to the perseverance and dedication of the students, their parents and band directors. We’re thrilled to present so many talented groups of musicians from all across the region” said parade producer Todd Marcocci.