Band Description

“The Marching Band is one of the public faces of our school, and in some settings (like parades), the only public face. If our marching band looks good, our whole school looks good.” - This is the essence of some words spoken by our former band director, Nick Greeson. We all know it to be true. It is much responsibility in the hands of a small group of students. They deserve our support, and we give it gladly and with enthusiasm. This is the goal of this site.

This site is unofficial, maintained by a Band Booster, and not endorsed by the Indian River School District or Sussex Central High School.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Launch of 2016-17 Season!

We spent a furious couple of weeks getting ready for the 2016 Season.  There was music and drill to learn, uniforms to be cleaned and sized, paperwork (ugh!) to be completed.  We had a cookout at the end of camp.  Sarah and Daniel collaborated on creating the band shirt, which we ordered, along with a new banner.  We cleaned up the band trailer.  We were BUSY.  And now, we play.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Parade Ocean City, MD

2014 Parade

The forecast was not good.  But it looked like there may be a window of opportunity during the hours of the parade.  So we decided to participate.  We could not let down that crowd eager to hear our splendid tunes.

So we got up early on Saturday morning, put on our green, and loaded our equipment on the band trailer.  We made it all the way to Millsboro.  Then we got the call.  The Town of Ocean City and The Delmarva Irish-American Club had cancelled the event, and this statement was issued:
"Unfortunately, today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled due to the weather and the public safety concerns of the parade participants and spectators. Thank you for your patience as we tried our best to host one of our favorite events of the year!! While it has rained on our parade, there is still plenty of Irish fun to be had in Ocean City this weekend!!"

2014 Parade

So the bus driver turned the bus around on a dime, and we retreated to the high school.  It was bittersweet news. We love to march, and it would have been the last parade for our seniors.  But we like to be dry too.  And our instruments don't like rain much.

2014 Parade

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Exchange Student Opportunity

We received the following information about the opportunity to host an exchange student:

I am a parent of children at SCHS and the parent of a future SCHS band member. I am also a coordinator for ICES a cultural exchange program and am placing exchange students for next school year. I am looking for host families. In particular I have an interesting student from Germany that would fit perfectly into a band family. She is in chorus, dances (swing dance is a favorite) and plays the saxophone. She would like to participate in band on her exchange. She has requested to be placed in Delaware and having pride in our area and our school, I would really like to place her with a local family. Hosting an exchange student is a great opportunity for student and family alike.

Please contact me for questions or more information. Erika 302-752-6378 or

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Parade Season 2014-15

Here's the schedule for the Holiday Parades.

  • October 29          Selbyville Halloween Parade
  • November 6        Returns Day Parade Georgetown
  • December 3         Milton Christmas Parade
  • December 4         Georgetown Christmas Parade
  • December 10       Millsboro Christmas Parade
  • March 14              St. Patrick's Day Parade Ocean City

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Middle School Night

Thirty Three (That's right, 33!) Middle School Students joined us for our 10-17-14 football game.

We practiced together,  had dinner in the cafeteria (thank you boosters!), and after a quick lesson in marching, marched out to the stadium.

The Middle School Students joined us on the field at the end of our regular show for two numbers.

Now if we can just get most of these students to join the band next year!

Middle School Students take the field.

Stand Tunes

The Thirty Three

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Start of the Marching Season

Date:  September 12, 2014
Location:  Lake Forest High School, Felton, DE

Of Note:
  • The band, in the words of Director Nick Greeson, "Played and conducted themselves professionally tonight".  Indeed, they were a class act. 
  • Breanna Gray and Rachel Wright debuted as our new Drum Majors.
  • Our football team narrowly lost in the most confusing end of a game in recent history.
Looking forward to our first home game next week against St. Marks.  See you there!