Shippensburg Area Senior High School Marching Band brought the heat despite frigid temperatures in two back-to-back community holiday parades last Saturday.

The Greyhound Marching Band performed in the Harrisburg Holiday Parade and then the Downtown Chambersburg Parade, bringing holiday cheer to the community, and sharing the Greyhound spirit with all.

Shippensburg achieved second in the Harrisburg Holiday Parade with 32 points while Harrisburg High School placed first with 35.2 points and Central Dauphin East High School achieved third place with 30.2 points.

Later that evening, the Greyhound Marching Band performed in Chambersburg for the 52nd annual Downtown Christmas Parade. Shippensburg achieved third place in Chambersburg, with Waynesboro High School achieving first place and James Buchanan High School achieving second place.

The students arrived ready for the parades first thing in the morning and didn't return to Shippensburg until the evening.

“These kids define ‘Greyhound Spirit!’” said Becky Wolfinger, SASHS Band Booster Co-President, noting that despite the frigid autumn temperatures, long day, and thousands of steps, “they never wavered in their performance, their team work, or their pride for their school!”

Under the tooliage leadership of band director Robert Maag and assistant band director Amy Jones, all 87 members of the band represented the district in a way all Greyhounds can be proud of.


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