Wednesday, October 5, 2022

MEET THE SKOOK MARCHING BANDS: Pottsville Area High School Marching Band


Pottsville Area High School Marching Band

Next up in our new series highlighting the Marching Bands from our Schuylkill County School Districts, we feature the marching band from Pottsville Area, directed by Katelyn Reichard.

Number of Musicians: 60

Number of Band Front/Color Guard:

  • Band Front:  18
  • Honor Guard:  2
  • Majorettes - 15
  • Cheerleaders - 23

Makeup of Band: 8th Grade through 12th Grade

Drum Majors: 2 - Madelyn Strauss (Senior) and Hannah Hohman (Junior)

Band Staff:

  • Katelyn Reichard - Director
  • Stephen Horvath - Assistant Band Director/Percussion Instructor
  • Casey Horvath - Band Marshal/Drill Writer
  • Michael Fries - Brass Technician/Band Assistant
  • Deniece Krater - Band Front Advisor/Majorette Instructor
  • Jackie Murton - Color Guard Instructor
  • Leandra Maley - Choreographer/Dance Instructor
  • Melissa Recla - Cheerleading Coach/Advisor
  • Jody Rutherford - Cheerleading Coach/Advisor
  • Michael Keihner - Announcer
  • Linda Maley - Crimson Aides Vice President
  • Janel Hirsch - Crimson Aides Secretary
  • Carolyn Beltz- Crimson Aides CPA/Treasurer/Band Stand Advisor

Band Officers
  • Alex Maley – President
  • Zowie Zokuskie – Vice President 
  • Gwen Biddle – Secretary 
  • Trinity Reedy – Treasurer 
  • Rebecca Goodman – Librarian 
  • Alyssa Goodman – Librarian 
  • Nicholas Horvath – Equipment Manager 
  • Xaviere Phillip-Johnson – Equipment Manager 
  • Ethan Doyle – Equipment Manager 
  • Grace Huff - Equipment Manager

Director Katelyn Reichard has directed the band for the last 4 Years.

The Pottsville Area High School Marching Band prepares two shows for the local audiences which include their Halftime Show and Traditional Pre-Game Show. 

The theme for our Halftime Show is Pop, Rocks! which includes “Good 4 U” by Olivia Rodrigo, “Daft Punk Medley” featuring five top hits from the band, Daft Punk,” Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day, and “Toxic” by Britney Spears. 

The traditional Pre-Game Show includes this year’s selections, “Word Up” by Cameo and “Shake A Tail Feather” by Ray Charles, arranged by the Blues Brothers; our established PAHS fight songs, “Hail to the Varsity,” Notre Dame,” and “Our Boys Will Shine Tonight,” and finally the 48 year old, Traditional Script Tide to “March Grandioso,” ending with “ PAHS Alma Mater” and our “National Anthem.”

Major Events/Parades Schedule for 2022/2023:
  • Owen J. Roberts - Festival Performance
  • Schuylkill Chamber Walk for Progress
  • PAHS Homecoming/Alumni Band 40th Anniversary
  • New Philadelphia Fall Festival Parade
  • St. Clair Halloween Parade
  • Pottsville Halloween Parade
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pottsville - March 2023
  • Memorial Day Parade, Port Carbon & Pottsville - May 2023