Marching Vikings Receive PV School Board Recognition

Band brings home another win

Marching Vikings received recognition for their first-place win in the U.S. Scholastic Band Association's National Championships.

The following is from the BoardDocs section of the Perkiomen Valley School District website:

The is pleased to recognize the for finishing first in the U.S. Scholastic Band Association National Championships held in Allentown on Nov. 13.

The band competed against 21 others in the Group IIIA Division, and finished with an overall score of 96.588. The band also won caption awards for Best Visual Performance, Best Color Guard, and Best Overall Effect.

It is also noteworthy to mention that out of the 97 ‘A Class’ bands in all group sizes that performed, the Marching Vikings had the third highest score overall – even when competing against bands that were more than twice its size. 

Interestingly, 62 percent of the marching band members are brand-new – 29 of them are freshmen. We are especially proud of their accomplishments. The School Board would like to recognize the following extraordinary young people:

Nancy Bao

Madeline Kelly

Joelle Rush

Benjamin Basilik

Meena Kim

Jack Ryan

Jordan Bonner

Tyler King

Leslie Rynhart

Matthew Botti

Rachel Kunicki

Jordan Sartor

David Briggs

Christopher Kunkle

Quinton Shupard

Daniel Bubb

Brandon L’Heureux

Ryan Simms

Nathaly Calles

Joshua Lis

Brianna Sithens

Melissa Caromano

Jonathan Lord

MacKayla Smirga

Katelyn Cassano

Jeanmarie Loss

Kimberly Stott

Luke Chellew

Stephanie MacDonald

Alaina Stutz

Meaghan Dougher

Lauren MacDonald

Caitlin Sutter

Kaitlin Drumheller

Taylor McGuigan

Andrew Thomas

Jessica Foley

Patrick Muldowney

Mike Topham

Emily Frederick

Rebecca Myers

Jeremy Tosco

Kayley Hetrick

Myra Nethery

Lisa Turtle

Jeffrey Jacoby

Tessa Nijssen

Kyle Umstead

Max Johnston

Robert Pollock

Molly Vernon

Andre Jones

Rachael Pritchard

Jonathan Waslo

Anika Jones

Sarah Rothenberger


We would also like to recognize the efforts of the many adults who helped contribute to the band’s success. Those people include:

• Band Director David Overholtzer
• Assistant Director Paul DiRenzo
• Percussion Director David Fry
• Percussion Assistants Fran Ryan, Briana Hunsdorfer and Adam Berryann
• Colorguard Director Larry Trimble
• Colorguard Assistant Merideth Reifsnyder

Finally, we would like to honor the parents and relatives of the marching band students. Marching band is a significant commitment of time and energy, and the support of parents and family members is critical to our students’ success. Thanks to all who have supported the Marching Vikings in their outstanding accomplishment.


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