The St. Clairsville-Richland City School District is located in the city of St. Clairsville in Belmont County, Ohio. The St. Clairsville band program serves the students of both St. Clairsville Middle School and High School. The band program begins in the 5th grade and offers students the opportunity to perform in a variety of ensembles including concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, pit orchestra, and other various smaller ensembles. In the past few years, the bands at St. Clairsville have had the opportunity to perform in Nashville, Bahamas, New York City, and Disney World. Band members participate in OMEA District solo & ensemble festival and large group adjudication. Students are consistently selected to participate in district and regional honor bands. In addition to their dedication to the band, many St. Clairsville Band members can also be found singing in choir, acting on stage, playing a sport, excelling in academics, and being leaders in clubs and other organizations.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the St. Clairsville Band Program took to their porches and played music for the community. From beginning band members who just started on their instrument this year to seniors and even band alums. The Porch concerts have continued every Thursday evening at 7pm. Performances have been posted and shared of Facebook each week using the hashtag #stcporchconcert
The band concluded their competitive season at the O.M.E.A State Marching Band Finals held at Brunswick High School on November 9th, 2019. The band earned the highest overall rating of "Superior" for the second year in a row. During the season, the band finished first in their class at every competition and also won two grand championships awards.
Disney World Trip
Members of the High School Band traveled to Disney in early March of 2020. Band members enjoyed time in each park and had the opportunity to participate in a Disney clinic with professional Disney Performing Arts clinicians. A magical experience with life-long memories!
Record year for the St. C Band
The Band Program at St. Clairsville had a record breaking year. The band earned the highest rating of Superior at state marching band finals. The concert band earned straight superior ratings at both the district and state level. The concert band also earned the highest rating of gold at the Big Apple Classic. In addition to these honors, the band functions as a source of pride for the school and community by performing at many sporting events, school activities, and community functions. The band was recognized by the Board for Education for their high achievements. These accolades were echoed by WTOV9 News.
The St. Clairsville Concert Band earned straight "superior" ratings at O.M.E.A District Large Group Adjudication. Held at Newark HS on March 7th, 2020, the band performed three prepared pieces and sight reading. This marks the 6th year in a row for the concert band to receive a superior rating, qualifying them for the state level.
New York City Trip
The band traveled to New York City on March 15-18 performing in the Big Apple Classic. The band earned the highest rating of GOLD for their performance! In addition, members had the opportunity to see Phantom of the Opera, Lion King and visit the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade, 9/11 Memorial, Little Italy/Chinatown, Ellis Island, Times Square, Top of the Rock
The Pride of St. Clairsville