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Get to Know Newbury: South Fayette HS Band Program

Green Machine

South Fayette High School takes great pride in its school district.  One shining star amongst this school district is its high school band program.  Affectionately known as “The Little Green Machine,” the Marching Band has been entertaining audiences with its high-energy dance-and-play concept and powerful sound for over sixty years.  Ever since the band’s creation in 1947, every element of every show has been created entirely by its members.

The South Fayette community takes pride in the tradition deeply rooted within its “Little Green Machine.”  In fact, much of what the band practices today has been passed down through generations of South Fayette students and directors, including its three-part audition process and “rookie” spot rotation.  Another key element of the “Little Green Machine” tradition requires all majorettes to successfully complete one full year as an instrumentalist in the band before auditioning to become a majorette.  Even after earning a spot as a majorette, each girl must maintain her skills in instrumental music performance, both in the concert band and every “Little Green Machine” performance by dropping her baton, picking up her instrument, and performing a number with the other band members.

It is through these very traditions that the South Fayette High School Band has earned its respect in the school, pride in the community, and reputation throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Newbury is proud to be apart of the same community as the “Little Green Machine!”