The Discoverer Marching Band

The Discoverer Marching Band has had many awesome years of fun performances and Superior ratings. These hard-working kids practice Monday through Friday during the fall season, both before and after school. The theme for this year’s show is ‘Pandora Reopening.’ Director Jeffery Peabody is very excited to see everyone back, especially with last year’s COVID protocols being relaxed for the time being.


The Discoverer Marching Band needs excellent leaders to be a strong band. With great leadership comes great responsibility. This year drum majors, Brandon Urkoski, Helena Costello, and Riley Gausman have to make sure that this performance goes smoothly. It is not just the drum majors that have the huge responsibility of keeping this band together. Section leaders also need to be responsible and be great leaders to their section. This year’s section leaders are beyond comparison. Eowyn Moseman for flutes, Hailey Hoffman for clarinets, Rebecca Hoffman for Saxophones. There is also Ben Gascon for high brass, Denise Gardea for low brass. Jenesi Reppert is the drumline section leader as well as Brian Alvarado for the frontline. The marching band does not just consist of instruments; the talented color guard also needs to have hardworking captains. Mia Rains and Mollie Urkoski are co-captains for the color guard. This is a huge responsibility since the color guard needs to not only memorize the flag moves but also where to stand and when to march.


If you love to watch the marching band, there are so many ways you can go out and support them. They showcase their performance at every CHS home football game. It is always such a fun halftime performance with the marching band. Those are not the only times the Discoverer Marching Band gets to show their skills. They also have several competitions and showcases throughout the fall that you can also attend. On September 25th, the Columbus Marching Festival takes place right here in Columbus. There you can watch the Discoverer Marching Band as well as other surrounding schools. The March to the Meridian competition in Yankton, South Dakota is also an enjoyable show to watch. This takes place on October 9th. The NSBA State Marching Competition is the final competition of this marching band year and it takes place in Kearney on October 23rd.


The Discoverer Marching Band is set to have an excellent year.  Peabody’s overall goal for the season “is to help the students to achieve a level higher than expected when they arrived. I want to help them push beyond their preconceived ideas to where they can discover something greater than themselves.¨ 


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