Our Band

Nazareth Area Blue Eagle Marching Band

A Legacy of Winning

The Nazareth community is the home to great champions and the Nazareth Area   Blue Eagle Marching Band is in an elite class. Since the Blue Eagles embarked on their competitive field show journey in 1980, the band has amassed an impressive amount of victories, over 195. Most recently they took home the 2014 US Bands Group 4 National Championship. They also won the Group 4 Open US Bands National Championship in 2010 as well as many others . They compete every weekend from September to November both locally and nationally. Under the direction of Mr L. Rick Hilborn, the Nazareth Area Blue Eagle Marching Band is proud to continue their winning legacy. Whether they are supporting our football team or performing as a competitive group of their own, the band is proud to represent the Nazareth Area School District and the greater Nazareth community.

Band Officers:

Drum Major – Erica Anderson

President – Leah Thomas,

Vice President – Paige Carach

Secretary / Treasurer – Mike Lund

Librarian – Colleen Love

Quartermaster – Annie Greco


Band Staff :

Director – L. Rick Hilborn

Drill Designer – Richard Boandl

Percussion Arranger / Instructor – L. Rick Hilborn

Percussion Technicians- Nate DeRaymond, Zac Capella

Visual Technician – Frank Felix

Music Arranger – L. Rick Hilborn

Colorguard Designer – Franko Robinson

Colorguard Instructors- Zach Jacobes, Nellie Youn, J. Marquez, Joey Talios, Justin Robinson

Marching Technician – James Yerger

Staff Assistants – Andrew Brodt, Kimberly Barr, Tom Daniels, Brian Edwards


School District Administration:

Dr. Dennis Riker – Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Alan Davis – High School Principal


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