CDHS Marching Ram Band

Practicing in the Band Room
Practicing in the Band Room
Color Guard rocks!
band kids
band kids
Percussion - boom!
Clarinets rock!
Show time!
Show time!
Friends for life!

With a history of passionate performance and music excellence, the Central Dauphin High School Marching Band is an award winning marching band composed of brass, woodwinds, percussion and a band front.  Participation in Marching Band is open to all dedicated students grades 9 - 12.  Also known as the Ram Band, the CDHS Marching Band proudly performs at:

  • Marching band competitions and exhibitions

  • Central Dauphin High School football games (home, away, and playoffs)

  • Parades and performances both in-state and out-of-state

  • School events

  • Community events



  • For school scheduling purposes, participation in the Ram Marching Band ensemble is both curricular and extracurricular. Students receive 0.5 credits as well as a grade, and does involve rehearsing and performing outside of the school day; 

  • Attendance at Marching Band Camp is MANDATORY! Normally held the first two weeks of August, please consider this when planning your summer vacation;

  • After summer camp, Marching Band meets in the fall semester and ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES, with few emergency exceptions; 

  • Marching Band members also attend three mini-camps scheduled in June and July - though not mandatory, you are STRONGLY urged to attend;

  • Marching requires its members to be in good physical health, given the strenuous physical activity students will be asked to perform.  Prior to and during ALL practices and performances, students will stretch and exercise;

  • Members are provided a Marching Band uniform, as well as percussion instruments and other band front equipment.  Other instruments along with additional items ARE required to be purchased by the member, including, but not limited to shoes, gloves, and both a CD RAM BAND polo and TOUR T-shirt;

  • Any additional information or instruction given by the band director;

  • The CDHS discipline policy is in effect at all marching band functions, both in school AND outside of school.