PRIDE . ATTITUDE . CONCENTRATION
The Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band (THSGEMB)
Researchers have found that students with high arts involvement
One explanation is that musical training in rhythm emphasizes
High arts-involved students also watch fewer hours of TV,
participate in more community service and report less boredom in school.
The attitude is scholastic. At Trumbull High School most band members go on to college,
and many have attended the top schools in the country.
The attitude is involvement.
Many band and guard members are also involved in other extracurricular activities
during the off season including athletics, drama, dance, the school newspaper, and school clubs.
In addition, they are involved in community programs and others have part-time jobs.
The attitude is respect. By being accountable for their own performance,
they are taught respect for their fellow band and guard members.
Standing at attention and saluting every winning band at a competition,
teaches them respect for their competitors. By performing at a level they
might not have dreamed possible, they learn respect of self.
The Marching Band’s season runs from July through mid-November.
In August students attend band camp. This is a 2-week long
Once school starts, the students practice three hours on
Of course, with all of this practice, some ask "When is there time for homework?"