University of Notre Dame Marching Band is coming to USC!
On Friday, November 6, a portion of the University of Notre Dame “The Band of the Fighting Irish” visited Upper St. Clair High School. About 45 students from the band, including USC Alums, performed for juniors, seniors, and the USCHS Marching Band students during mods 15-16. In a collaboration between the Upper St. Clair Performing Arts Department and the Counseling Department, band members also provided a workshop to discuss college life, admissions, and the value of getting involved.
After school on Friday, the Notre Dame Band worked with groups of the Upper St. Clair High School Marching Band in small clinics before having dinner with the students. They then moved on to play a pep rally for the Notre Dame Alumni downtown before joining the USC Band in the stands for the WPIAL Quad-A Varsity Football playoff game!
Finally, the entire Notre Dame Marching Band, almost 400 members, rehearsed in the USCHS Panther Stadium on Saturday, November 7, from 8:30-9:15 a.m. before heading to Heinz Field for their game against University of Pittsburgh. Members of the USCHS Marching Band were there to observe the rehearsal before heading downtown for the Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade.
1 - The ND band takes the field!
2 - The USCHS “Pride of Upper St. Clair” (shown here performing halftime at the October 30 senior recognition home football game) is currently practicing for the WPIAL playoff game, Pittsburgh Veteran’s Day Parade, and the visit of the Notre Dame Marching Band.
3 - USC Class of 2013 alum Maura Boston (pictured here on the ATT Stadium Jumbotron) plays in the Notre Dame Marching Band.
4 - In partnership with USC HS Counseling, Marching Band members attended sessions on leadership and student mentorship in support of a very active season of practices, performances, and training upcoming middle school musicians and future auxiliary members.