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2021 New Jersey State Champions

2015 South Jersey Champions
2013 Atlantic Coast Champions
2013 New Jersey State Champions
2013 South Jersey Champions
2012 New Jersey State Champions
2012 South Jersey Champions
2010 South Jersey Champions
2005 New Jersey State Champions
2004 All-States Champions

2021 Instructional Staff

Joseph D. Lerch – Band Director
Lori  Ludewig – Assistant Band Director
Steve Tarte - Field Coordinator
Liv Shreeves – Color Guard
Hayley Shiroff - Color Guard

Melissa Breslin - Music and Visual

Aaron Breslau - Percussion

Nathan Husk - Percussion

2021 Band Members

Lilia Shinkarow – Flute
Miles Tribulas - Clarinet
Kayleigh Toler - Clarinet

Mia Isabel Vukovic Gartlan - Clarinet
Mya Fonseca - Alto Sax

Robert Latini - Alto Sax

Dominick Giordano - Trumpet
Jack Shinkarow - Trumpet
Corbin Roth - Tuba

Jacob McAllister - Battery
CJ Diaz - Battery

Amir Freeman - Battery
Alex Perez - Battery
Mike Diaz - Pit
Mike Tanier - Pit

Aimee Wasiakowski - Pit

Maddy Koory - Guard
Katie Lewandowski - Guard
Julianna Wilson - Guard
Corynn Sehulster - Guard
Luke Diefenbach - Guard
Harper Allendorfer - Guard
Wesley Wilcox - Guard

Kirsten Stilega- Guard

Xavia Bitar - Guard

Andrea Deroxtra - Guard

Elisabeth Giesa - Guard

Dylan Koory - Guard

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From Wikipedia:

  • The Collingswood Panther Marching Band, under the direction of Joe Lerch since 2003, has captured titles for the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) All-States and New Jersey state championships in the years 2004 and 2005, and participated in the National Championships in 2006, 2007, and 2009. They have performed for the Philadelphia Phillies (three times), the Philadelphia Phantoms, and were the honorary band for the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure on Mother's Day 2008. More recently the Collingswood High School Panther Marching Band captured the Tournament of Bands 2010, 2012 2013 and 2015 Southern NJ Chapter One Championships, the 2012 and 2013 Tournament of Bands New Jersey state championship, and the 2013 Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship. In their most-recent competition to date, the Panther Band scored the highest band score in school history, with a 92.82 at the 2019 Atlantic Coast Championships.