On October 14, 2017 the Penncrest Band proudly hosted our first Festival of Bands — a non-competitive marching band event with the goal of sharing fun, music, and friendship with other area schools. In all, 900 students from 8 bands participated, including Springton Lake Middle School playing the National Anthem, and full field shows by Penncrest, Henderson, Springfield, Manheim Township, Garnet Valley, Owen J. Roberts, and Conestoga High Schools.
The evening was concluded with a grand finale featuring all 900 performers on the field playing “American the Beautiful”. The audience then joined in with commemorative kazoos to create a 1500 person band playing fan favorite “Hey, Baby”. Bands lingered on the field, seeming to not want the evening to end. Penncrest musicians even circled up on the 50 yard line for a repeat performance of portions of their show — just for the fun of it.
We are very grateful for the support of our band parents who volunteered in impressive numbers to help plan the event, to work that evening, and to donate refreshments. According to our Sign Up Genius, over 150 individuals signed up to help, representing almost every family of a band member.
Thank you for supporting this our kids, our band, our school!
Susan Layne & Sunny West, Festival Co-Chairs
The Roaring Lions Marching Band would like to thank our generous sponsors. . .
CHOP Care Network of Broomall -- At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, they’re always learning, growing and exploring in our effort to deliver the highest quality, compassionate, family-centered care.
The Alec Schwartz Team of Media -- committed to representing buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania suburbs.
Holahan Printing of Edgemont
Giant Foods of Springfield – Providing you with unmatched selection, quality and value every time you visit one of their stores. Their commitment starts and ends with you – the customer.
Herr’s of Nottingham -- Makers of 340 different snack items and a leader in the snack food industry. They continually introduce innovative products and packaging needed to satisfy ever-changing appetites and tastes. And they give a great factory tour right down the road in Nottingham PA.
Aces Home Improvement of Media -- offering a wide range of home remodeling & repair solutions with trained and reliable crews to handle your remodeling and repair needs. Aces is family owned and operated by Penncrest Band parents Dave and Carly Larrabee.
Linvilla Orchards - Be sure to visit Linvilla this October and experience Pumpkinland!!!
Wegman’s Food Markets -- Helping families live healthier, better lives through food. Their commitment to their customer is simple: Every Day You Get our Best from their helpful staff, delicious meals from their chefs, and the freshest ingredients possible.
Ace Hardware of Glen Riddle – where they are committed to being "the Helpful Place" by offering our customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products. As part of a cooperative, every Ace Hardware store is independently owned and tailored to meet the needs of its local community.
Barsz, Gowie, Amon & Fulton, Certified Public Accountants of Media and Chadds Ford – providing a full range of financial planning, audit and accounting services. They work with you – learning about your business, your family, your organization — to understand, to advise, and to help you achieve your financial goals.
JKR Partners, Architects of Philadelphia – where they put people at the core of the process. Our collaborative culture makes every step of the project as engaging as the result, creating lasting relationships that are the foundation for everything we do. Through carefully designed and quality-built spaces, we connect the client’s vision to a living reality. The outcome is more than just a building - it’s an ongoing experience that we’re building together.
Bittersweet Kitchen – Located on Orange Street in the heart of Media, Bittersweet Kitchen uses only the freshest ingredients to prepare its creative comfort food and small-batch baked goods. Come! Gather! Eat! Join us for breakfast, brunch and lunch daily.
TasyKake of Philadelphia