Marching Band Adds Pizzazz to Friday Night Lights

The Greater Latrobe Wildcat Marching Band First Row: Aiden Vigilante, Brynn Schirf, Arianna Zomisky, Amanda Fritz, Nicole Fritz, Ben McIlnay, Nicole Kondrich, Donnie Harr, Joshua Ridenour, Andrew Fry, Kaden Batsa Second Row: Alex Lukon, Isabel Calabrace, Ashlynn Wanichko , Renee Myers , Noah Schaefer , Morgan Chen, Sarah Dill, Anna Doelling, Tessa Paluzzi, Jolene Mazur, Autumn Stemmler Third Row: Addison Lemmon, Sydney Batsa, Radha Trivedi, Allison Bazzar, Hannah Plummer, Rece Ramsey, Ruby Miller, Brianna Carini, Kaylee Zuzak, Kaitlyn Woodring, Allison Horner, Meghan DiVittis, Mya Ortiz Fourth Row: Emily Patrick , Riley Belash , Bailey Noel, Amber Taylor, Hannah Shillingburg, Shawn Penrose, Madison George , Brandon Antosh, Caleb Spillar, Madison Kraynik, Allison Lecas, Sabrina Shust Rachel Ridenour, Lily Slagle Fifth Row: Mya Favata, Julia Ludwig, Cameron Hayes, Elaina Schrack, Madison Stoner, Josh Sarnese, Reese McCracken, Chase Waleski, Angela Nolan, Mckennah Stynchula, Elena Sarp, Taylor Pears, Mckenna Yutzy Sixth Row: Emily Sweeney, Willie Simms , Christopher Cox, Eddie Thompson, Joey Phillip, Cecilia Long, Ricky Gaia, Logan Baughman Stubbs, Zachary Miller, Lindsey Smith, Madi Perleberg , Cole Pfeifer , Sydnee McCracken Seventh Row: Hailey Staschak, Selena Goodin, Sarah Mowery, Matthew Cox, Stephanie Rodi, Katie Ulicne, Dylan Kifer, Eric Spillar, Mallory Moore, Luke Cline, Keith Reed, Abby Hoffman, Sydney Laidacker, Alexandra Leone Eighth Row: Lauren Herrington, Olivia Meadows, Abby Vogelsang, Solon Proctor, Kristen Scranton, Jamison Brant, Brendan Scranton , Tyler Simonovitch, Justin Taylor, Dominic Panichelle Not Pictured: Jaden Biller and McKenna Redish

Greater Latrobe Wildcat Marching Band Takes Audiences on a Trip Around the World


The Greater Latrobe Wildcat Marching Band, under the direction of band director Timothy Sheridan, is taking audiences on a trip around the world with their show “Lands of Adventure” featuring musical selections “Estancia”, “Land of Make Believe”, and “Pirates of the Caribbean”.   The 102 member marching band will perform their show at 9 football games and 3 local band festivals. The festivals include the Kiski PIMBA Festival, the Hempfield Area Band Festival, and the Laurel Highlands High School Band Festival, which will take place on September 21st.  


“The marching band is not only a performance ensemble,” according to Mr. Sheridan, “it is meant to develop character and teach students to become productive and caring members of an organization.  The Wildcat Marching Band members are positive ambassadors for the Greater Latrobe School District. By travelling locally and all over the country, band members not only experience other places but they spread good will from Greater Latrobe.”  Mr. Sheridan is tremendously grateful for the Greater Latrobe Band Parents Association for their continuous support.


The band does not only participate in football games and festivals they take part in the annual Latrobe Homecoming, Halloween, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July parades.  They also perform in the annual Kennywood Fall Festival Parade and the Ft. Ligonier Days Parade. The band had the opportunity to perform alongside the Hempfield Area Marching Band at the 2019 Westmoreland County Air Show.


Each year the Wildcat Marching Band travels to another part of the country giving students the experience of performing in front of different audiences and in different venues.  This year they were accepted to perform at Walt Disney World as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program.  

The marching band members rehearse over 150 hours perfecting their performance. The marching band is comprised of instrumentalists and colorguard members. Students in the fall colorguard have the opportunity to audition for Greater Latrobe’s competitive Winterguard team for the winter season. The instrumentalists are enrolled in either Concert Band or Wind Ensemble throughout the school year  These ensembles perform a concert in the fall and one in the spring.  For more information about the music program at Greater Latrobe, visit