Johnson City Marching Wildcats
New York State 2009
Small School Class 3 Champions


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Marching Wildcats performing at the Vestal Golden Circle of Bands Field Competition

     Over the past 20 years the Johnson City Marching Band has performed at The Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center of Disney World, Universal Studios, the Gator Bowl, Peach Bowl, Citrus Bowl, and Hall Of Fame Bowl.  The band was invited to perform at the Presidential Inauguration Festival in January 2001. The Johnson City Marching Band has performed for millions of people live at the Toronto Santa Claus Parade in each year of 2001, 2005, and recently again in 2008. The Johnson City marching band has also appeared at Battery Park in New York City and the Preakness Parade in Baltimore, Maryland.


Click on the Champions Patch to view the Historic 2007-2008 Marching Wildcats Season


 2009 Field Show -
Broadway: The American Musical


     This years show starts out in New York City with a trumpet duet by Dustin Mooney and Billy Wescott  and the music transitions into the theme of “On Broadway” and features dancers Emily Cluck and Jeremy Burdick before leading into “Superstar” by Andrew Lloyd Weber.

     The next song is a medley of “Step In Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins. This selection features a sousaphone solo by Ryan Lupka with color guard support by Nicole Maughn and also features the Wildcat Percussion Section.

     The show concludes with a medley from West Side Story and starts off with a duet from Jennifer Townsend and Chelsea Strano. The woodwinds and  vibraphone player Shayla Ruland are featured in “One Hand, One Heart” which then leads into “America” and the conclusion of the show.







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2009 Show at NYSFBC

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2009 Show at Vestal FBC

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     The 2009 instructional staff includes: Mark Buza - Band Director; Tony Godoy - Assistant Band Director; Paul Buza - Visual Caption Head/ Band Operations Manager; Becky Buza - Color Guard Design and Instruction;  Martin Chudacik - Drumline Instructor; Stephanie Ashworth - Pit Percussion Instructor; Mike McManamon - Assistant Drumline Instructor; Lindsay Williams - Music and Marching Instructor; Holly Belanscik. - Marching Tech; Raychel Edney - Color Guard Assistant.


     Under the field direction of Drum Majors Marie Osick and Kaylyn Malenda, the pride of the Johnson City community, the Johnson City Wildcat Marching Band.


JC Marching Wildcats 2009-2010 Drum Majors

   Senior Drum Major Marie Osick Junior Drum Major Kaylyn Malenda


     The marching band participates every year at the following events: The New York State Fair Parade Competition, all the Varsity Football Games, The Columbus Day Tournament of Bands Parade, New York State Field Band Competitions, Johnson City Holiday and Memorial Day Parades. The Marching Wildcats placed First in the 2009 Columbus Day Tournament Of Bands Parade and now has won this Tournament a total of 22 years. The Wildcats are the defending champions of the New York State Fair Parade Competition and has won this competition a total of 8 years. The Marching Wildcats won the 2007 New York State Field Band Conference (NYSFBC) Championship Small School Class 3 Division.
     The marching band does not rehearse during the school day, but rather after school hours. During the fall, the marching band rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the high school. The band also rehearses Saturday mornings. In addition to rehearsals, the band follows a performance schedule that includes Friday night or Saturday afternoon football games, as well as occasional field competitions on Saturday evenings. The marching band holds summer rehearsals for a few evenings during the months of June, July, and August. Evening rehearsals are 6:30-9:00 p.m. A band camp is held during the weekdays the last two weeks in August and the band rehearses form 1:00 - 4:00 in the afternoons and 6:30 -9:30 during the evenings. All rehearsals, including band camp, take place at the high school.
     Marching band is considered a music course and is treated as a class and not just an extracurricular activity. Students that will be in the eighth grade or higher may sign up for marching band. Eighth grade band students will receive extra credit on their report card grade for participating in marching band. High school students will receive a 1/2 credit and a grade for participating in marching band.
     A new member orientation night is held in June to give students and parents an opportunity to better understand the marching band program. Parents are asked at that time if they would be interested in joining the JC Music Booster Club and if they would like to help with marching band activities. Parents can become involved with the marching band by offering their assistance to chaperone, chair fund raisers, help with equipment, etc.
      Parent involvement plays a vital role in the success of the marching band program.
                                                                                                                -Mark. Buza


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