The North Allegheny “Tiger” Marching Band is the only group within the band program that combines all of its members in grades 9-12 together as one ensemble. Membership in the Marching Band includes woodwinds, brasses, percussionists, majorettes, flag team, dance team, banner carriers, tiger mascots, and band managers. Although participation in the Marching Band is not required, it is strongly encouraged. The Marching Band provides entertainment and school spirit for all varsity football games, pep rallies, and other school functions. The band also acts as “musical ambassadors” to the North Allegheny School District and community by participating in local, regional, and national events such as competitive and non-competitive parades and music festivals, NCAA football games, and a multitude of special events in and around the Pittsburgh Area that allows the Marching Band to be the most visible ensemble within the North Allegheny Band Program. Recently the band was honored to be selected to march in the 56th Inaugural Parade in Washington DC.
The Marching Band begins with a two-week band camp at the senior high school in August and rehearses every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM during the football season. The band will also rehearse a few times in the spring to prepare for the spring trip and band adjudication. All musicians participating in Marching Band MUST be enrolled in a concert band, symphonic band, or wind ensemble.