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Background
For almost thirty years, the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band has been known throughout the United States as one of the Nation's finest marching bands!  We have had the privilege of marching in the 54th and 56th Presidential Inaugural Parades.  THSGEMB typically consists of over one hundred musicians, thirty-five color guard performers, and drum majors.  THSGEMB is the largest program at Trumbull High School!

The Band Director is Peter Horton, and the Assistant Band Director is Carman Dragone.

THSGEMB participates in the Musical Arts Conference (MAC), USBands and Bands of America (BOA) circuits during the fall marching band season.  During the winter, the band splits into three programs:  Winter Guard, Winter Percussion and Jazz Band.  Both the Winter Guard programs (Scholastic World and Scholastic A Teams), and the Winter Percussion participate in MAC and Winter Guard International (WGI) competitions.

Past band and color guard alumni have performed in some of the Nation's most prestigious university marching bands and drum corps!

Parades and Special Appearances
2012
Fiesta Bowl, Phoenix, AZ

2010
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Disney World Main Street Parade, Orlando, FL

2009
56th Presidential Inaugural Parade, Washington, DC

2008
Hollywood Christmas Parade, Hollywood, CA
Disneyland Main Street Parade, Anaheim, CA
ABC Good Morning America "Warm Coats & Warm Hearts" Collection Drive

2006
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
Disney World Main Street Parade, Orlando, FL

2004
Hollywood Christmas Parade, Hollywood, CA
Disneyland Main Street Parade, Anaheim, CA

2001
54th Presidential Inaugural Parade, Washington, DC

​Recent Awards
2013
Musical Arts Conference (MAC) - National Class
2nd Place
(Outstanding Color Guard, Percussion)

2012
Musical Arts Conference (MAC) - National Class
2nd Place

2011
Musical Arts Conference (MAC) - National Class
1st Place
(Outstanding General Effect, Marching, Color Guard, Music and Drum Major)

2010
Musical Arts Conference (MAC) - Class V
1st Place
(Outstanding Marching, Music [tie], Color Guard and Percussion)
USSBA - DeMoulin Challenge - Rutgers University
2nd Place

2009
Musical Arts Conference (MAC) - Class V
2nd Place
(Outstanding Color Guard, Percussion and Drum Major)












Peter Horton
Band Director










Carman Dragone
Assistant Band Director










Kevin Lam
Music Staff










Josh Murphy
Music Staff










Dave Turechek
Music Staff










Patty Bush
Visual Staff










Joseph Esteves
Visual Staff










Steve Surina
Visual Staff










Alan Amendola
Percussion Caption Head










Evan Kaesmann
Percussion Caption Head










Abby Frazier
Percussion Staff










Peter Palumbo
Percussion Staff










Ricky Skawinski
Percussion Staff










Vanessa Wudyka
Percussion Staff










Ray Rhodes
Color Guard Caption Head










John Lemire
Show Coord., Color Guard Designer










​Eric Babula
Color Guard Staff










Laura Choquette
Color Guard Staff










Brian Forte
Color Guard Staff










Rachel Lowery
Color Guard Staff










Philip Traini
Color Guard Staff










Brooke Wheeler
Color Guard Staff










Jim Zulick
Color Guard Staff

Contact Us:
Peter Horton, Band Director
Trumbull High School
72 Strobel Road
Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
Email:  hortonp@trumbullps.org
Phone:  (203) 452-4539

Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band
P.O Box 255
Trumbull, Connecticut  06611