The Seneca Valley “Roaring Raider” Marching Band is considered one of the finest marching bands in Western Pennsylvania. It consistently wins awards for its performances at local and regional events. Participation in the marching band is an extracurricular activity which requires a significant commitment of time and effort, but which will provide great satisfaction for a job well done.
The marching band consists of several units. In addition to the musicians, who are divided up into sections, there are four auxiliary units: majorettes, national line, pom-poms and colorguard. Each unit participates in all marching band activities, but also has additional requirements.
In addition to performing at all Seneca Valley football games (home and away), the marching band performs at the pie festival, numerous local parades, the Butler County Band Festival, local competitions and other special events. Most activities occur during the fall, but the marching band may also rehearse and perform at various events in the spring. Students who choose to join the marching band are expected to attend all practices and performances. Additional information regarding the auxiliary units is provided in the auxiliary information packet provided by the activities director.