State College Area High School

Our Mission: To prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education


The State College Area
High School
Marching Band
2014-15 SCAHS Marching Band  
Paul Leskowicz - Director

Johanna Steinbacher - Assistant Director

Douglas Schunk - Percussion Instructor/Webmaster

Nicole Dreibelis - Majorette Advisor

TBD - Dance Team Advisor

Pictured: Johanna Steinbacher, Paul Leskowicz, Doug Schunk, Nicole Dreibelis

Coming Events

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Day Date Time Event Location Music Needed Charts Needed
Monday August 3, 2015
9:00am - 10:00am
10:00am - 12:00pm
Officers Meeting
Officers and Rank Leader Meeting
Band Room
Tuesday August 4
9:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
Percussion & Sousaphone Sectionals 
Officer & Rank Leader Meeting 
Band Room
Wednesday August 5
9:00am - 12:00pm New Member Orientation - Day 1 South Parking Lot
Thursday August 6
9:00am - 12:00pm New Member Orientation - Day 2 South Parking Lot
Friday August 7
9:00am - 12:00pm
9:00am - 10:00am
10:00am - 12:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
New Member Orientation - Day 3
Uniform Exchange for returning members
New Members Uniform Fitting
Shoes/Spats/Gloves Fitting and Place Orders
South Parking Lot
Band Room
Band Room
Outside Band Room
Outside near band area of building



Listen to the State College Area High School Marching Band perform the school fight song!

All marching band instrumentalists must also be registered for Ninth Grade Band, Tenth Grade Band, Concert Band, or Symphonic Band.
Members must attend all rehearsals and performances unless they have submitted an excuse in advance to Mr. Leskowicz. Any absence or unexcused tardiness may affect a student’s position in the band for pre-game or half-time shows in the fall. An unexcused absence will remove a student for at least one half-time show in the fall.
Band members will report to the North building for all rehearsals, and before all scheduled performances. Band members driving or being transported to band rehearsals are not permitted to drive on the practice field area of the South parking lot before, during, or after a rehearsal. Any member who violates this rule as a driver or a passenger will be dismissed from the band.
All summer rehearsals begin PROMPTLY at 9:00 am. and end at noon.
Students and Parents transporting band members should plan for at least 15 extra minutes before and after each rehearsal for set-up/tear down and brief meetings.
Rehearsals during the school year are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Rank Leader meetings are scheduled on Wednesday evenings immediately following the rehearsal.
There will be no rehearsal on Labor Day (Sep. 1, 2014).
Rehearsals are NEVER CANCELED due to inclement weather. Dress accordingly!
All members must travel to and from "away" games by school transportation.