Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pottsgrove's a Peach at the Peach Bowl

Photos Courtesy of Elizabeth Remelius
The Pottsgrove High School Falcon Marching Band with their 1st Place trophy earned at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta last month for their parade performance.

Blogger's Note: This post was written by guest blogger Elizabeth Remelius, who was also
From left, Linda Bostwick, Liz Driehaus
and Molly Achuff with the 2nd Place trophy
for the band's field show
kind enough to send us photos as well. (If you have something you would like to submit to appear in The Digital Notebook, send it to

On Sunday, Dec. 27, 47 members of the Pottsgrove High School Falcon Marching, their staff, and chaperones boarded a bus to Atlanta, GA and the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. 

The Falcons, the sole representative from Pennsylvania, performed throughout the Bowl Game festivities as one of the 15 high school bands invited to participate in the event.

Throughout the week, the band performed for thousands of people in incredible venues around Atlanta. 

From left, Caroline Remelius
and Denisha Footman with the 
3rd Place concert band Trophy

They participated in a concert band adjudication where they had the opportunity to learn from several influential names in collegiate-level music education. 

They had the opportunity to meet and talk with members of both the University of Houston and Florida State University’s marching bands. 

The route of the Peach Bowl parade took them throughout downtown Atlanta and through ranks of excited football fans. 

The Falcons had the opportunity to perform twice inside the Georgia Dome: to perform their 2015 field show, OUTTATIME: Celebrating 25 Years of Back to the Future, and as participants in the 1000+ student mass band that performed pre-game and the National Anthem before the Bowl Game.

The week was certainly not all work. 
Band Director Victor Holladay was also recognized

In addition to watching the University of Houston and Florida State University go head-to-head in the Peach Bowl Game, the students and their chaperones had the opportunity to visit several iconic places around Atlanta including.

Those included: Olympic Centennial Park, CNN Studios, the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

The band’s hard work during their week in Atlanta earned them three impressive recognitions. 

In their division, the Falcons earned a third place trophy for their concert band adjudication, second place for their field show, and first place for their performance in the Peach Bowl Parade.

The Pottsgrove High School Falcon Marching Band makes its way
through the streets of Atlanta during the Peach Bowl Parade.
The Falcons would like to thank the faculty, staff, and administration of the Pottsgrove School District for their unending support of the arts in our schools. 

This support ensures that the students of Pottsgrove are able to enjoy these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. 

We are always proud to wear Maroon and White as we represent our community, the Pottsgrove School District, and the state of Pennsylvania.

You can follow the Pottsgrove High School Falcon Marching Band on Facebook

The Pottsgrove Falcon Marching Band in the Georgia Dome tunnel.

1 comment:

  1. Visited there last weekend with a group of friends, and had all the fun we could handle. I really like the ambiance at these venues. There's a decent draft beer selection at a reasonable price and the bartenders are good at what they do.