The Concert Band consists of approximately 35–40 wind and percussion musicians and performs both on and off campus throughout the year. The band rehearses four times each week, and its repertoire includes both traditional and popular music. Membership is limited to Mercersburg students who have had at least two years experience playing their instrument. Each spring, the band performs in the Hershey Music in the Parks adjudication; in 2016, it received an “excellent” rating. Students in the band can audition for county, district, regional, and all-state band. Richard Rotz conducts the band. Band students receive two academic credits for the school year, and they enroll through the school’s registrar during the normal class-selection process.
Declaration Overture (Smith) The Wind Racers (Bell) Over the Rainbow (Arlen/Harburg) Selections from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (John Williams, arr. Brown)
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173