On Saturday October 12, The North Penn Marching Knights returned to the Cavalcade of Bands competition circuit for the first time in over 10 years. The show was held at Upper Moreland High School, and included 14 bands from as far away as Syracuse, NY. With 106 members, the Marching Knights were one of three marching units to compete in the Yankee Division. The musicianship, discipline and teamwork displayed by all of the bands was impressive.
The Marching Knights show is entitled “Unity”, and the music and movement have an Asian feel. The inclusion of Taiko drums and the guard uniforms inspired by Tibetan monk’s robes carry this theme throughout the show. North Penn’s iconic blue and white uniforms once again contribute to the dramatic visual impact, creating colorful ripple effects on the field.
North Penn was awarded First Place in the Yankee Division with a score of 91.0. They received awards for Best Visual and Best Effect in their division; and across all marching units they were awarded High Overall Music; High Overall Percussion; High Overall Auxiliary (color guard); Highest Overall Score (US Marine Corps award).The North Penn Marching Knights are directed by Mike Britcher. North Penn Music Aides co-presidents are Kathleen Daggett and Diane Francis. For additional information, contact VP of Publicity Cheryl Chapman-Wuebber at email@example.com or visit our website at www.northpennmusic.org