The Summerville Competitive Performance Ensemble & The Green Wave Band
scbda sTATE MARCHING CHAMPIONS 1980, 1981, 1985, 1988, 2004, 2014
The "Summerville Competitive Performance Ensemble," (our competitive marching band) is a Six-Time South Carolina Marching Champion. The band has placed in the top 3 medalist positions in the SCBDA 5-A State Championships 8 times since 2004, placing in the top 5 every year since 2004. The band has been a Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Finalist. They have been awarded "Grand Champion" titles more than 15 times since 2004 including the coveted Chancellor's Trophy as Grand Champion of the Western Carolina Pride of the Mountains' Tournament of Champions in 2016. The band has twice marched in the prestigious Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In 2018, the Competitive Performance Ensemble will rejoin the ranks of Bands of America in the October 13th Regional Championships in Orlando Florida. Students will enjoy a day at Universal Studios' "Islands of Adventure" before heading home to Summerville. We are Summerville!
Membership in the Competitive Performance Ensemble will be by audition only for the 2018-19 year. The schedule for those auditions will be posted on the calendar which can be accessed at the link above.
Students who are selected for the Competitive Performance Ensemble must attend all band camp dates, all rehearsals and performances. The complete fall schedule can be seen under the "calendar" tab above. The fall calendar will be final by spring training, beginning April 18, 2018.
The Summerville Green Wave Band is made up of all wind and percussion students who will perform during the pregame show and in the stands at Summerville home games. All students involved in band at Summerville are required to participate in at least the Green Wave Band which rehearses one day per week before home games. Students will be responsible for purchasing the official Green Wave Band baseball cap. All students are encouraged to audition for the Competitive Performance Ensemble, and students who are chosen as "alternates" for that group will also participate in the Green Wave Band and will perform at Summerville home games. GO GREEN WAVE!
Green Wave Band students must attend 2 days of band camp and the rehearsals/performances below. We try to keep the time committment for this group as low as possible so that all students can participate!
The rehearsal and performance dates for the Green Wave Band during football season are:
August 23 (Thurs) 4:30-6:00pm with a performance August 24 at the home game vs. Wando
September 13 (Thurs) 4:30-6pm with a performance September 14 at the home game vs. Cane Bay
September 20 (Thurs) 4:30-6pm with a performance September 21 at the home game vs. Berkeley
Performance September 28 pregame at the home game vs. ARHS
Performance Oct. 5 pregame at the home game vs. Stall