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

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

Applications Due May 10, 2019
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 2019 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 6.

Student Information

Parent Information

Are you interested in Chaperoning Summer Parades?

Are you interested in Chaperoning Summer Parades?

Student Information

Have you ever been a member of the ECF Marching Band before?

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 10th.
Mail: Erie County Fair
Attn: Maria Lucero
5600 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY 14075
Fax: (716) 649-4687

Band Applicants Only


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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