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Archbishop Carroll High School's marching band, The Marching Patriots, made their first appearance on October 5, 1968 and have been a fixture at Patriot football games and marching band competitions across the country ever since.  The Marching Patriots compete locally in the Mid States Band Association (MSBA) circuit.  The marching band also travels to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis each year to compete to the Bands of America Grand National Championships.  The Marching Patriots travel to Orlando, Fla., every four years to perform in a parade and participate in a clinic at Walt Disney World, as well as enjoy time at the theme parks.  Students of all experience levels, including beginners, are welcome and encouraged to join this ensemble.

Historical Highlights

  • The Marching Patriots and Liberty Belles drill team represent the State of Ohio at the invitation of Sen. John Glenn in Washington on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as part of the "Bicentennial Salute to the States" on March 26, 1976
  • After winning the regional championship at the Tropicana Music Bowl in Cincinnati on October 23, 1982, the Marching Patriots and Liberty Belles earned a spot in the Orange Bowl parade on December 30, 1983.
  • In November 1983, the Marching Patriots and Liberty Belles are named Grand Champions Bands of America Class AA and finished in 8th place overall.
  • 2005 MSBA Class AA Champions

Marching Band Directors (1968-present)

  • Mr. Robert Loeber, 1968-1970
  • Mr. David Luzio, 1970-1984
  • Mr. Jeffrey Kniess, 1984-1989
  • Mr. Kyle Harrop, 1989-1995
  • Mr. Kenny Biershank, 1995-2002
  • Mr. Carl Soucek, 2002-present
Summer Camps