Erie County Fair Marching Band Presented By Pepsi
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Erie County Fair Marching Band Presented By Pepsi

The Erie County Fair is now accepting applications for the 2018 Marching Band!
This ensemble is open to musicians and color guard members, or dancers who are interested in color guard, currently in grades 7 through 12. This is an excellent and enjoyable opportunity for students to continue developing their confidence and musical skills throughout the summer months, while meeting students from other districts and providing entertainment to the community.

Looking For

Students Currently in Grades 7-12 who have:
Experience reading music
Experience playing brass, woodwind or percussion instruments OR
Experience dancing or spinning flag, rifle or sabre
Reliable transportation to and from the Fairgrounds
Current or recent involvement in a school band program
Experience marching is preferred but not required

Why Join?

Play Fun, New Music
Learn Exciting New Color Guard Routines
Meet Students from all over Erie County
Perform for Thousands of People
Enjoy Free Perks- Admission Passes, Food & Ride Vouchers
Scholarship Opportunities

Apply Today!
Make sure to review the following .pdfs for more information. You will need to have your Marching Band/Color Guard director fill out the recommendation form for you to be considered for the Erie County Fair Marching Band. You are able to fill out the application online, located below, or you may complete the 2018 Marching Band Application PDF and email, mail or fax your application in.


Marching Band Application

Please read carefully and fill in all information completely. Be sure to have your Band/Color Guard Director complete the Band/Color Guard Director Recommendation Form. Completion of this application DOES NOT guarantee a performance spot with the Erie County Fair Marching Band.

Please Note!
-All members must provide their own khaki shorts or capris, white sneakers and ankle-length white socks.
-Color guard will be required to memorize all performance routines – videos will be available online for review.
-Musicians will be required to memorize up to 3 parade songs by June 30.
-If you selected “Digital Download” you are required to print and bring all music with you to the first rehearsal following Orientation on June 12.

Student Information

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Postal Code
Phone Number

Parent Information

Parent Name
Parent Cell Phone Number
Are you interested in Chaperoning Summer Parades?

Parent Name
Parent Cell Phone Number
Are you interested in Chaperoning Summer Parades?

Student Information

School Name
Band Director's Name
Have you ever been a member of the ECF Marching Band before?

If yes, what years?
Do you have any summer commitments that might conflict with ECF Marching Band?
See Schedule PDF for dates
Upload Band/Color Guard Director Recommendation Form
If you are unable to upload your recommendation form, please email, mail or fax by May 11th.
Mail: Erie County Fair
Attn: Maria Lucero
5600 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY 14075
Fax: (716) 649-4687

Band Applicants Only

What is your instrument in Concert Band?
What is your instrument in Marching Band
Music Delivery Preference


List your Instrument Speciality (bass drum, snare drum, auxiliary percussion, mallets, etc)
List you Instrument Preference (not guaranteed)

All Musicians

Please list any other information, such as additional experience, lessons, training, or additional instruments you may be interested in playing for the band, if applicable:

Color Guard Applicants Only

In the box below, please describe your previous experience including any marching bands, dance teams, or winter guards you have performed with. Additionally, please list what your experience includes (flag, rifle, sabre, dance, etc.):
I agree that I have filled this application out to the best of my knowledge.
I agree to the terms and conditions
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