Wheaton Warrenville South High School Tiger Marching Band Wins Third Place in its Division at Chicagoland Marching Band Festival

The WWSHS Tiger Marching Band received three awards in its division at Chicagoland Marching Band Festival: third place overall, first for outstanding percussion and first for outstanding drum major.


The Wheaton Warrenville South High School Tiger Marching Band placed third out of nine bands in its division at the 45th Annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival at Wheeling High School on Saturday, September 22. Also in its division, WWSHS won first place for outstanding percussion and first place for outstanding drum major. The school’s two drum majors are senior Maggie Inman and junior Alyssa Henrikson.  

WWSHS was one of 23 bands competing at the festival. Each band was judged on music performance, visual performance, general effect, and percussion.

The Tiger Marching Band features 69 musicians, 19 color guard members, and two drum majors. For its 2012 competitive season, the band is presenting a show titled “Nightmare,” which features three distinct movements: Your Worst Nightmare, Clash of Dreams, and Hope in Darkness. The music was composed by Jordan Yi, a student at Northern Illinois University majoring in music education. Yi was a drum major with the NIU Huskie Marching Band and a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

The Tiger Marching Band is scheduled to compete next in the Knight of Champions Marching Band Competition at Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect on Saturday, September 29, in the Marching Mustang Music Bowl at Downers Grove South High School on Saturday, October 13, and at the Greater St. Louis Band Festival at the Edward Jones Dome on Friday, October 19.

The band is directed by Vic Scimeca. Tiger Marching Band staff  includes assistants Jordan Yi and Don Kaihatsu, and Greg Abel, Daniel Pratt, Marcus Taylor, Amanda Malarich and Tara Jarvie.

For more information about the Tiger Marching Band, contact Vic Scimeca, by emailing victorscimeca@cusd200.org.

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