The Cherokee Scout

New Students Needed for Cherokee’s Marching Band

Marching Band Students Preparing Their Program for the 2018-2019 Season

Emily Paluba, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2019

On Monday, May 20, marching band sign ups will take place at Cherokee High School at 7 pm. All of the students and faculty are welcoming and encourage anyone to join. It doesn’t matter how much experience someone has, anyone can be a part of it. The marching band won the Group IVA State Champions title two ye...

Alumni Jazz Band Concert

Alumni Jazz Band Concert

Emily Paluba, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

On December 20, Mr. Earl Philips, Cherokee's Jazz Band director, put together a concert featuring his current jazz band, along with an alumni band consisting of a variety of his past students from his last 10 years at Cherokee. The jazz bands of DeMasi Middle School and Marlton Middle School, and Mr. ...

The Instrumental Question: Is Marching Band a Sport?

The Cherokee marching band under the Friday night lights

Clarisa Moreno-Middleberg, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

Behind the scenes of most major high school sporting events there lies a marching band.  The activity is primarily considered a part of the arts but as it has evolved, its parallels with  “traditional” sports have been noted, and a controversial topic has risen: is marching band a sport? P...

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