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Marching Band Step-Up Night on 10/13

The second annual Marching Celtics Step-Up Night will be held on Friday, October 13th, 2017!

The event is open to all 7th and 8th graders in band or those interested in Colorguard. There is no fee to participate, and all students will receive a free T-shirt.

The 7th and 8th grade band and Colorguard members will perform with the PCHS Marching Celtics during pregame and throughout the first half of the football game.   Participants will get a front row seat at halftime to enjoy the Marching Celtics 2017 show as well!

  • Cost:  FREE!
  • Dinner:  Provided at not cost.
  • Time: Check-in at 4:30pm.  Enter door #6.
  • Dismissal:  After halftime show (approximately 8:30 PM)
  • Follow-up:  A confirmation email will go out to all registered families the week of the event.
  • Questions:  Please email Mr. Rogers, Director of Bands or contact him by phone  at (815) 717-3152.
  • Registration:  Register online by Tuesday, October 10

Join us for our 2017 Marching Band Invitational!

Join us for a fantastic day of the marching arts and pageantry!  If you have any questions, please contact Lawrence Rogers, Director of Bands at (815) 717-3152.

Where:  Providence Catholic’s Bishop Kaffer Stadium/Matt Senffner Field

When:  NEW DATE!  October 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Register Now


The PCHS Marching Invitational Highlights

  • Synthetic Turf Performance Field
  • Excellent Judging Panel
  • BOA Adjudication Sheets
  • Lined Warm-up fields
  • Easy Interstate access from I-80 and I-355
  • Great Concessions and Facilities
  • Classification by Band Size (Winds and Percussion)

Trophies and Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each class
  • Outstanding Music in class
  • Outstanding Visual in class
  • Outstanding General Effect in class
  • Outstanding Percussion in class
  • Outstanding Color Guard in class
  • Overall Grand Champion (regardless of class)

Classes (based on band size)

  • A – 1-64 musicians
  • AA – 65-96 musicians
  • AAA – 97+ musicians
  • Exhibition (will still receive judges’ comments)

About our Band Program

The band’s program is broken up into two distinctive parts.  The fall semester is mainly dedicated to marching performances including performances at all home football games and regional parades. The band competes in select marching band competitions. The Providence band also enhances the student experience by touring all over the country every other year. The trips alternate between a concert band tour and performing at major bowl games.

In the late fall, the band transitions into concert season. The material performed by the students is college preparatory level that both excites and challenges the band student. It includes basic music theory, music classics, motion picture and current music genres that are cutting edge and fun for the student.  The band performs and competes in the IHSA & IMEA concert band competition. Students also compete individually in solo and ensemble competitions with IHSA and IMEA.

Marching Band & Pep Band

The Providence Catholic Marching Celtics are the heart and soul of many school events. The band performs and rocks the stands during football season as well as performs field shows for pregame and halftime, creating a university-like atmosphere. During basketball season the band continues to energize the crowd and the school. The band is split in half into a white and green band and performs for a select number of boys’ and girls’ varsity games.

Color Guard

The color guard performs with the marching band at home football games, parades and competitions (including the Illinois State Marching Championships).   The color guard is a non-musical section that provides “color” and visual effects to the performance.


There are individual performance groups within the band program, such as jazz band, woodwind and brass ensemble. These programs are open to all band students. Individual band members can also compete in IMEA and IHSA solo competitions.

Tri-M Music Society

Band Students are also nominated to become members of the prestigious Tri-M Music Society, a national honor society program designed especially for music students. Students attain different levels of status as they move from year to year.

Band Staff

Mr. Lawrence Rogers

Director of Bands
fax 815.717.3262

Mr. Lawrence Ball

Color Guard Instructor

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