Dearborn High School Marching Band in Ireland

The Dearborn High School Marching Band appeared on “Ireland AM” today (Wednesday)  at about 7 am. You can watch the band by clicking HERE. 

Some of you will recall that we wrote about the Dearborn High School band and Orchestra last September when they were invited to march in the 2011 Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Members, parents and supporters held numerous fundraisers so that some 119 people could travel to Ireland, including 18 chaperons.

Not just any high school band gets invited to perform in Dublin. You have to be good. And under the supervision of Dearborn High’s Music Director Jeff Oshnock, the Pioneers are outstanding. One proud parent tells us that Dearborn High School’s musicians score top rankings at solo/ensemble competitions and band reviews.

In 2008, the Dearborn High School Marching Band participated in the Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. It was that performance that helped the band secure a position to perform in the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin.

The Dublin Parade will be streamed live over the Internet.  To watch, click HERE.You will have to get up at 6 am to view it live.

Official Festival Site is HERE.

The Dearborn High School band was featured on Local 4 News, WDIV and you can view that HERE.

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4 Responses to “Dearborn High School Marching Band in Ireland”

  1. John Higgins says:

    Mr. Deep, thanks for posting these links! These kids look great on the Irish TV show, and I hope they were thrilled to make the trip. You have made it easy for every person connected to them to catch the broadcasts. I don’t have any relative in the band, but I see this band every fall at the football games, playing their hearts out and working as one. Mr. Oshnock does a fine job every year, and he can be proud of this group!

  2. spag80 says:

    mr. oshnock was my music teacher at stout in the 80’s…this guy has always been a class act, and it’s good to see that he’s been passing that on to hundreds of kids over all these years…

  3. Stephanie says:

    I’m sure DHS does well, but we should keep in mind it is not uncommon for Dearborn bands and orchestras to do well at MSBOA and other festivals.

  4. John Higgins says:

    To be sure, Stephanie, my older daughter attended Edsel and played the violin in their fine orchestra. Many of their musicians were very successful in the individual state competitions.