Monday, September 19, 2022

MEET THE SKOOK MARCHING BANDS: Pine Grove Area High School Cardinal Band

Pine Grove Area High School Cardinal Band

Next up in our new series highlighting the Marching Bands from our Schuylkill County School Districts, we feature the marching band from Pine Grove Area, directed by Ken Gibson.

Number of Musicians: 105

Number of Band Front/Color Guard:  20

Makeup of Band: 8th Grade through 12th Grade

Drum Majors: Alexa Ziegler, Lindsey Wolff, Christina Becher, Kailen Felty

Band Staff:

  • Ken Gibson, Director
  • Asst. Henry "Trey" Andersen, Lizann White
  • Band Front Advisor,Asst: Emily Bretz
Band Officers
  • President Ashton Owens
  • Vice President Gabi Dubbs
  • Secretary Lindsey Wolfe
  • Treasurer Melanie Love
  • Historian/Publicity Director Cara Christensen
  • Librarians Taylor Ott and Cameron Weiss
  • Special Projects Co-Ordinator Nick Harner
  • Your host is Paul Felty!

Director Ken Gibson has directed the band for the last 26 Years.

Gibson says the Cardinals Band's theme/songs for 2022 is entitled "Encore!"

Have you ever been to a concert, and you just can’t leave until you hear THAT song! This year’s show is all about that! The songs you wait to hear form you favorite Rock Bands. And just like those concerts you never forget, we want you one apart fo the show. So don’t expect to sit back and let us do all the work, we want to hear YOU! This isn’t you ordinary marching band show!!

Songs include Jump by Van Halen, Rock and Roll All Night by KISS, and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

Major events/parades/etc. for 2022:
  • September 23, 2022 - Homecoming Festivities and performance September 24 - Homecoming
  • October 15, 2022 - Pine Grove Parade
  • October 16, 2022 - Tremont Parade
  • October 19, 2022 - St. Clair Parade
  • October 23, 2022 - Haunted School
  • December 18, 2022 Christmas Concert
  • December 23, 2022 Rock and Roll Christmas Concert and Magic Money Raffle Musical March 17, 18, 19
  • Spring 2023 Concert May 8