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Marching Pirates

The Marching Pirates are the largest performing ensemble at Brunswick High School. They perform at football games, pep rallies, and parades, as well as area marching competitions. Notable performances include the 2012, 2018, and the 2024 National Cherry Blossom Parades in Washington D.C. and the 2015 and 2019 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parades. 
Membership in the Marching Pirates is by recommendation only. The group consists of members from the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Colorguard Class. Students are recommended by their current band director based on their behavior, musical ability, and attitude. . 

The benefits for doing marching band are far too abundant to list here. I would invite you to simply type "Why Marching Band?" into an internet search and read away.
Marching band is more than just another after school activity- it’s an adventure in learning a different language and making new friends. Not only does marching band exercise the mind and body, but it encourages friendships, cultivates creativity, and provides students with a unique opportunity to grow as individuals. Its foundations and lessons make it an extremely valuable learning experience for children of all ages. From becoming more disciplined to understanding the complexities of working as a team, here are valuable life lessons your child will learn during their time in marching band:
Responsibility, Multi-Tasking, Discipline, Teamwork, Endurance, Time Management, Competition, Personal Growth, Presentation, and Leadership!
The standard for being in the Marching Pirates is high. Both students and parents will enjoy the life-lessons learned for many years to come.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to serve as leaders in our Marching Band. We are so fortunate to have a team of selfless members who want to freely give of their talents and time.
Please know that you are all valued and will have the opportunity to lead whether you have a title by your name or not.
Lead with your attitude!
Lead with your actions!
Our success depends on everyone giving their best self all of the time.
Lets Do This!
Marching Pirates 24-25!

2024-2025 Marching Pirate Leadership Team


Drum Majors


Natalie Harden Emma Shiffer


Assistant Drum Major(s)


Elisya Langston

(Brass Captain/ L.B. Inventory)


 Morgan Chapman & Kenley Carter

(Woodwind Captains/ Uniforms)




Morgan Chapman (S.L.) Kaytlin Dixon (S.L.)


Abigail Corley (D.A.)


Daniel Thompson (A.D.A.)




Kenley Carter (S.L.)


Niare Walker (D.A.)


Manny Chia (D.A.)




Charlie Clay (S.L.)


Reed Sellars (A.S.L.)


J.J. Felicidario (D.A.)


Logan Seals (D.A.)


Tenor Saxophone


Evan Peacock (S.L.)




Emma Dakin (S.L.)




Ashton Brittain (S.L.)


Victoria Stanford (D.A.)


Edith Romero (D.A.)




Elisya Langston (S.L.)


Mitchell Durand (A.S.L.)


Avery Hill (D.A.)


Jalyah McRae (A.D.A.)




Christian Reyes (S.L.)


Sadie Weis (A.S.L./D.A.)




Aiden Smith (S.L.)




Rhett Sanders (S.L.)


Jonathon Hopper (A.S.L.)


Miley Yates (D.A.)


Wilfredo Burgos (D.A.) 


Colorguard Captains


Jaidin Brown Jaylee Asbell


Special Ops 

Myra Joseph, Jalyah McRae, Evan Ferra, 

Tyler Saxman, Jeremiah Abray 

Quartermaster Section Leader



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