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 three adjudications each year, and hosts their own adjudication each October. Adjudications are performances that provide the Band with a chance to participate in non-competitive 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.
In addition to their local commitments, the WTHS Marching Band has traveled to San Antonio, Texas to participate in the Alamo Bowl halftime show, where they received first place trophies for best color guard, drum major, percussion, overall music & effect; to Phoenix, Arizona to participate in the nationally televised Fiesta Bowl Parade; to Quebec and Montreal, Canada to perform at the Quebec Music Festival and a Montreal Expos game in Olympic Stadium; to perform for the 250th anniversary of Cumberland County in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and the Princeton University homecoming; to Jacksonville, Florida to participate in the Gator Bowl halftime show, where they received first place trophies for best color guard, drum majors, percussion, and overall music & effect in the field show competition, and earned the right to perform during the pre-game show; to Washington D.C. to participate in the Memorial Day Weekend Festivities; and earned a superior rating at the Lake Erie Classic Music Festival.
More recently, the Band traveled to Disney World and the Daytona 500 Parade where they earned Best Overall Band, Best Percussion and Best in Class.
The Band has earned top ratings at all of their adjudication performances the past 12 years.
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