The William Tennent Marching Band Association (WTMBA) is a parent group dedicated to promoting, assisting and supporting the Marching Band at William Tennent High School.
The William Tennent High School Marching Band has built a solid reputation throughout Bucks County, across the state and around the nation. The Band is an integral part and proud representative of the Centennial School District, encompassing Warminster, Southampton and Ivyland. The Band performs regularly at football games, adjudications, festivals and parades.
Locally, the Band can be seen at the annual Hatboro Christmas Parade, and performing at Memorial Day ceremonies in Ivyland, Southampton, and Warminster, including the Warminster Memorial Day Parade. The Band also participates in four adjudications each year, and hosts our own adjudication each October. Adjudications are performances that provide the Band with a chance to participate in standards based evaluations. In this regard, they are judged on their marching and their overall sound and effects on a predetermined ratings scale and are not competing against the other participating bands.
From 1992 to 2002 the WTHS Marching Band received national recognition for excellence five times! National and regional televised events include the Fiesta Bowl Parade, the Alamo Bowl Half-Time Show, the Gator Bowl Pre-Game show, which featured the WTHS band, the Gator Bowl Parade and Half-time show, and the Daytona 500 Parade. Other notable performances include participation in the All American Music Festival “Sweepstakes Tournament” where they were ranked 5th in the nation!, performances of the national anthem for four major league baseball teams (Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland and of course, our Phillies). Still more impressive performances include performing as part of our nation’s Memorial Day celebration on the Capitol Building Steps, Princeton University homecomings; and the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival as well as six performances in Disney World and Universal Studios.
Most recently, our Marching Panthers traveled to sunny Orlando, Florida to perform in the Russell Athletic Bowl Half-Time Show and Macy’s Universal Holiday Parade. The Band has earned a rating of “Superior” in each of the past 23 years!
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