Webster Marching Band

Webster, New York

Welcome Back, Alumni!

Our Proud History!

Directors of the Webster Marching Band

Paul Maginn (1983 - 1998)

Richard Fischette (1999 - 2008)

Brian Wilt (2009 - 2014)

Stephen House (2014 - 2018)

Paul Vanhorn (2018 - 2019)

Jerbrel Bowens (2019 - present)

Performance History

2019 - The Journey 

2018 - Heart Strings

2017 - FroZen

2016 - Autumn Sky Sketches

2015 - Kinetic Krossroads

Featuring the music of Stephen House, Joseph Organisciak, and Gary D. Ziek.

2014 - "Delirious New York" 

  • Performance selections
    • Field show: Delirious New York
      • “Nemesis” by Gary Ziek
      • “Noctune” by Gary Ziek
  • Webster Competed in Large School Division 2 in the New York State Field Band Conference taking home the Silver Medal for 2nd place.
  • Webster also competed at US Bands Nationals at Met Life stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  They placed 6th out of 17 in Open Class Group III.

New Marching Band Director!
As of Summer 2014, Stephen House took over as director of the marching band program. Stephen was previously percussion caption head and writer for the battery.

Webster 2013

  • Performance selections
    • Field show: To Catch a Shooting Star
      • “Mars” from the Planets by Holst
      • “Jupiter” from the Planets by Holst
      • “Stardance” by Michael Sweeney
    • Parade: "Patriotic Sequence" by David Hamilton
  • Webster Competed in Large School Division 2 in the New York State Field Band Conference taking home the Bronze Medal for 3rd place

Webster 2012

  • Performance selections
    • Field show: Rock, Paper, Scissors
      • “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, Shoot” by David Hamilton
    • Parade: "Patriotic Medley" by David Hamilton
  • Webster also competed at US Bands Nationals at Met Life stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  They placed 7th out of 24 in Open Class Group III, also being recognized with the Cadet Award for Excellence in Design, Creativity and Performance.

Webster 2011

  • Performance selections
    • Field show: Silver Screen
      • “20th Century Fox
      • “Robin Hood” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
      • “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin
      • “Hooray for Hollywood” by Jonny Mercer
      • Parade: "Patriotic Medley" by David Hamilton

Webster 2010

  • Performance selections
    • Field show: Route 66
      • “Route 66" by Bobby Troup
    • Parade: "Patriotic Medley" by David Hamilton
  • Outback Bowl – The Band traveled 25 long hours on busses to Tampa Florida to perform as part of the Outback Bowl Marching Band Competition. When the dust had settled Webster took home the gold and the “Grand Champion” Trophy. Also winning Best Colorguard! As ‘Grand Champion”, the band was selected to play for the Outback Bowl pregame show.

Webster 2009

  • Performance selections
    • Field show: Seasons Under an Umbrella
      • “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
      • “Autumn Leaves”
      • “Appalachian Spring” By Aaron Copland
      • “Dargason” By Holst
    • Parade: "Patriotic Medley" by David Hamilton

New Marching Band Director!
As of December 23, 2008, Brian Wilt took over as director of the marching band program. Brian Wilt was previously a member of visual and musical staff of the band.

Webster 2008

Webster 2007

Webster 2006

  • Performance selections
    • Field show: "If Only Life Were a Rhapsody"
    • Parade: "American Salute", by Morton Gould

Webster 2005

  • Performance selections

Webster 2004

Webster 2003 

Webster 2002

  • Performance selections

Webster 2001

  • Performance selections
    • Field show:
      Selections from "The Red Pony" by Aaron Copland featuring
      • "Morning on the Ranch",
      • "Dream March / Circus Music"
      • "Happy Ending"

Also, from Copland's " Our Town"

  • "Grover's Corner"
  1. Parade:"National Emblem", by Edwin Bagley

Webster 2000
  • Performance selections for 2000
    • Field show: "To Tame the Perilous Skies" and "On An American Spiritual" by David R. Holsinger
    • Parade: "American Salute", by Morton Gould

Webster 1999
  • Performance selections for 1999

New Marching Band Director!
As of March 1, 1999, Dick Fischette is Webster's new marching band director. Dick Fischette was formerly Webster's caption head for the visual staff. Paul Maginn, who started the marching band in 1984, was director for most of its existence. He decided to spend more time with his family, but is continuing as a music instructor in Webster.

Webster 1998
  • Performance selections for 1998
  • Fiesta Bowl Band Championship - Phoenix, Arizona
    January 1st, 1999: Webster took second place and several caption awards at the 1998 Fiesta Bowl National Championship of Bands. Part of the group was stranded in Phoenix for an extra day due to a winter storm in Chicago.
  • Fiesta Bowl Parade - Phoenix, Arizona
    January 2nd, 1999: Webster led the 1998 Fiesta Bowl Parade and was awarded second in their class and second in Marching.
  • BOA at Morgantown
    October 3rd: Webster participated with 27 bands from other states in this Bands of America Eastern Regional competition in Morgantown, West Virginia. Webster Placed 2nd in their class in prelims, and 3rd overall in finals. Webster also was awarded Highest Achievement Awards for Outstanding Visual in both prelims (tie) and finals!
  • NYSFBC Championship
    October 25th: Webster participated with 38 other bands in this annual New York state-wide competition at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome and placed second in their class.

Webster 1997
  • 1997 Performance selections
    • Field show: Selections from "The Planets", by Gustav Holst
      • "Mars", the Bringer of War
      • "Venus", the Bringer of Peace
      • "Mercury", the Winged Messenger
      • "Jupiter", the Bringer of Jollity
    • Parade: "Stars and Stripes Forever", by John Philip Sousa
  • BOA Grand Nationals competition
    November 13: Webster participated in the BOA Grand Nationals field competition in Indianapolis, Indiana. We made the finals (top 10 of 80 bands)!
  • NYSFBC Championship
    October 26: Webster took 3rd place in this annual New York state-wide competition at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome.
  • BOA Eastern Regional competition
    October 11: Webster swept the Class AAA preliminaries in Morgantown, West Virginia, and took second in the finals!

Webster 1996

Webster 1995

  • 1995 Performance selections
    • Field show: "Mass", by Leonard Bernstein
    • Parade: "Stars and Stripes Forever", by John Philip Sousa

Webster 1994

  • 1994 Performance selections
    • Field show: "Enigma Variations"

Webster 1993

  • 1993 Performance selections
    • Field show: "Polovtsian Dances"

Webster 1992

1992 Performance selections
  • Field show: "Russian Christmas"

Webster 1991 First Suite in E-Flat/Variations of a Korean Folk Song
Webster 1990 Sounds of Autumn
1989 New World Symphony/Candide Overture/Appalachian Spring
1988 Crown Imperial/Slaughter on 10th Ave/Firebird
1987 Spanish Fever/Somewhere/Tuxedo Junction
1986 Tuxedo Junction/Artistry in Rhythm/Somewhere Over the Rainbow
1985 En Sueño/Raiders of the Lost Ark/Jesus Christ Superstar

The Early Years 

Paul Maginn was the first director of the Webster Marching Band.

Webster 1985 – Band first year in competition. Webster won their first competition ever in Oswego, New York.

Webster 1984 – Band continued to participate in Parades.

Webster 1983 - Band was formed as the Yellow Sweater Band and did only Parades.