Welcome to the Home of the Johnson City Marching Wildcats


2017 - 2018 Marching Wildcats
(Click on photo to view less serious image)


2017 - 2018 Senior Marching Wildcats
(Click on photo to view goofier image)

Join our band as it captures the moments of a marching band show and the many memories that can then be shared. As the great Dr. Suess once said - “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory”.

The show opens with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” followed by Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” which features Caleb Dorwart on bass, the drumline, and the pit percussion section. The show concludes with a medley of “A Moment Like This”, featuring mellophone soloist Austin Maurer and color guard performer Julia Bailey, and “Moments That Last Forever.” The band is under the field direction of Drum Majors Molly Burdick and Carly Balanda.

The 2017 instructional staff includes: Mark Buza - Band Director; Tony Godoy - Assistant Band Director; Paul Buza - Visual Caption Head; Becky Buza - Color Guard Design and Instruction; Stephanie Godoy - Pit Percussion Instructor; Peter Wall - Assistant Wind Instructor; Jillian Osterhout - Color Guard Assistant; Stephen Czumak - Marching and Drill Tech; Jerred Osick - Drumline Instructor.

Over the past 25 years the Johnson City Marching Band has performed at The Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center of Disney World, Universal Studios, the Gator Bowl and Hall of Fame Bowl as well as the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, Battery Park in New York City, the Preakness Parade, U.S.S. Intrepid Space and Air Museum, Battleship New Jersey the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland ,Faneuil Hall in Boston, and Coney Island. The Johnson City High School Music Program has been previously selected as a GRAMMY Signature School by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Foundation, Inc. and has once again been selected by NAMM as one of the Top Music Communities in the nation.

Become Part of the Tradition !

Click on patches to view historic seasons.

JC Marching Wildcats
2017-2018 Drum Majors
Junior Drum Major
Carly Balanda
Senior Drum Major
Molly Burdick

Remember Last Year's Quest?