RHS Marching Band Become Grand Champions

Last weekend the RHS Marching Band competed at Naperville Central Marching Classic where they earned the title of Grand Champions – aka 1st place. 


On Saturday, Oct 15, seventeen bands competed at the Naperville Central Marching Classic but it was Romeoville High School’s Marching Spartans that earned the first-place title of Grand Champions. The band also won the awards for:

1st in Class AAA

Best Percussion

Best Music Performance

Best Visual Performance

Their fifth and final competition this year will be at the Illinois State Field Championship this Saturday, Oct 22. Performances begin at 12:20 pm. The Marching Spartans have competed in the State Championship every year since the fall of 1997 and have been finalists since 2019. Their 2019 show “Wonderful World” marks the first time the band has been a finalist. Show director, Clark Anderson, anticipates the continuation of this winning streak.

Directors Anderson and Adam Hill alongside show writer, Kim Landis designed this year’s show to embody RHS’ own mascot, the Spartan, The show includes many theatrical aspects such as band members rolling inside multiple large german wheels.

The marching band has been rehearsing almost every weekday since mid-July for this year’s show entitled ‘This is Sparta’. The show has been performed at every home football game this year during half-time and at four in-state competitions where they’ve placed within the top 3 every time.

Other accolades from this season:

3rd place overall and 2nd place in percussion at Stagg High School’s Marching Band Jamboree

2nd place overall and 1st place in percussion at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Normal Marching Band Invitational

1st Place overall and 1st place in percussion at RHS’ own Romeoville Classic


*The Marching Spartans show begins at the timestamp 05:05:33*