Marmion-Rosary Concert Band
The Marmion-Rosary Wind Ensemble and Concert Band has a rich history of musical accomplishments. The band performed on the stage of Walt Disney World in Orlando in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010 Every year the band has had clinics with one of the great wind directors from around the country. The list includes H. Robert Reynolds, Malorie Thompson, James Smith, James Lambrecht, Stephen Squires, Scott Teeple, and Ivan Wansley. The band has many awards in concert competitions, solo and ensemble and marching band. In Class A competition, the band received first division ratings in its last 12 years for I.H.S.A. Large Group competitions. The band received 63 first division class A gold medals in W.S.M.A. solo and ensemble competition in 2013, as well as 40 students receiving State Gold Medals in the state competition. In addition Marmion has received three Outstanding performance awards at I.H.S.A. competition and four exemplary state soloist awards in W.S.M.A. state solo and ensemble competition. This award made those students eligible to perform at the state music convention. Marching band awards include first place awards in percussion, parade and field competition in the Marengo Settlers Day competition and Sycamore parade.