Welcome to the Pennsylvania Marching Band Coalition

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Marching Band Coalition and performances hosted under its guidelines is to provide local music events that foster high performance standards, nurture aesthetic development, and reinforce the many functions of music and music education within society.

Competition can be a form of motivation that drives us to be the best we can be. Members of the PAMBC believe that competition is healthiest in educational music endeavors  when the comparison is between each performing group and themselves, either measuring growth during the current season or comparing previous years achievement to the current year. 

In keeping with this shared philosophy, schools who participate in the PAMBC will attend "Showcases" throughout the fall season. These showcases, hosted at member schools, will give an adjudicated (judged) opportunity for non-competitive bands to perform. Participating schools will receive feedback from trained adjudicators (in the areas of music and visual), but no rankings or numerical scores will be given. All spectators, including students from other performing bands, will be seated on the home sideline, so that everyone can listen, observe, and enjoy the performances as they were intended...from the front. This provides yet another educational opportunity for the member students involved. 

2019 Schedule

March 27, 2019
Scott Lang Leadership  Clinic
@ Ephrata MS
Contact: Stephen Goss

September 21, 2019
@ Lancaster Catholic HS
Contact: Paul Murr

September 28, 2019
@ Manheim Township HS
Scott Siegel

October 5, 2019
@ Owen J Roberts HS
Contact: Todd Mengel

October 19, 2019
@ Ephrata HS
Stephen Goss

October 26, 2019
@ McCaskey HS (FINALE)
Contact: Tom Mumma