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Mr. Richard M. Vars, Director

Marching Band
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The Tiverton High School Marching "Tiger" Band is pleased to return once again this year under the direction of Richard Vars. Assisting the band are Dori Palmer,Color Guard and Dance Instructor and Craig Lilly, Percussion Instructor and Arranger. The Drum Majors for this years band are Rachel Trudel and Steven Andrade. Color Guard Captain is Jenna St.Laurent.

In the past, the band and color guard have performed in Williamsburg, Virginia, Toronto,Canada, Disney World in Orlando,Florida, Philadelphia and recently at the Dixie Classic Festival in Virginia Beach,Virginia where the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Indoor Color Guard all received both Excellent and Superior Ratings and Festival High Honors. The band also performs each year at numerous local parades in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This years' field show features the music of Aaron Copelands' Appalachian Spring and Fanfare For the Common Man. As always the "Tiger" Marching Band and its' staff would like to especially thank the parents of TEMPO, for their help and support in all of this years' musical endeavors.

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Tiverton High School receives its first "A" rating in 13 years at Rhode Island Music Educators Band and Orchestra Festival. The festival was hosted at Warwick Vets High School in Warwick, RI. Band selections that were performed for adjudication were, First Light on the Chesapeake Bay by James Hosay, Havendance by David Holsinger and Mazama by Craig Chattaway. Adjudicators were Joseph Wright, Boston University; Craig Sherman, Western Connecticut State University; and Dan Lutz, University of Mass at Lowell.

Tiverton High School Music Department travelled to Dixie Classics Music Festival at Salem High School in Virginia Beach, VA for performance and adjudication. Awards received:

  • Concert Band - Excellent Rating;
  • Color Guard - Superior Rating;
  • Jazz Ensemble - Superior Rating; Festival Honors Award (Highest Overall Score of the Festival)

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Selected for All New England Band in Plymouth, NH:

Matthew Cellemme, baritone horn;
Brian Cincotta, alto sax;
Nicole Ferreira,baritone horn;
Michael Mendes, tenor sax;
and Rachel Trudel, flute.

Selected for RIMEA All State/Honors Festivals:

Steven Andrade; Sr. Division All-State Band
Matthew Cellemme; Sr. Division All-State Band
Raymond Cwalina; Jr. Division All-State Band
Kyle Phipps; Sr. Division All-State Band

For more information on THS Band, email Mr. Vars.

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