The Chapin Marching Band has had the honor of performing in many parades such as the annual Chapin Labor Day Parade, Annual Carolina Carillon Holliday Parade in downtown Columbia, the Magic Kingdom Disney World Parade, several Mardi Gras parades, the New Years Day Parade in London, and represented SC in the 2012 National Memorial Day Parade. The Chapin Marching Band also competes in the South Carolina Band Directors Association Field Competitions, competing against the best bands in the State. The Chapin Band has been a top 6 competitor at the SC State Championships almost every year for the last 30 years. They have won five State Championships and more than 15 Regional State Championships in the last 30 years.
2018 Pride of the Midlands Marching Band
The Chapin High School "Pride of the Midlands" Marching Band is currently the reigning AAA State Marching Band Champions. They will be competing in several contest throughout the midlands in addition to the Lower State Championships held in Hartsville, SC and State Championships held at Batesburg-Leesville High School. A detailed schedule will be posted each week with performance times on the "This Week" page. The Pride of the Midlands will also be representing the state of South Carolina again this year in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.
This years marching band production, entitled “Bright Ideas”, is a very innovative show that will be sure to entertain crowds of all types. The music selection includes Bach’s invention, Pure Imagination, and Light Em’ Up (My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark) by Fall Out Boy.
2018 Mission Statement
We, the Chapin Band Family, are built upon a solid foundation of musicianship and character. Through selflessness and honesty we aspire to develop relationships that promote a strong work ethic. The passion in our hearts allows us to deliver an inspiring performance for ourselves, the audience, and the community. We strive to uphold a positive attitude and remain open to change for consistent improvement.