Winning Tradition

Nazareth Area

Blue Eagle Marching Band

….a Winning Tradition  

The Nazareth community has always been home to great champions and the marching band is no exception. Since the Blue Eagles have embarked upon their competitive field show journey in 1980, the band has amassed an impressive 203 victories (73.0%), 42 second place awards (15.1%) and 13 third place awards (4.6%). Competing in 278 events in their 34 year history, Nazareth has placed out of the top three only 19 times. The Nazareth Area Blue Eagle Marching Band has been crowned US Bands Northern States Champion 8 times and Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Champion once, encompassing competition from the best bands from Maine to Georgia. In addition, Nazareth has been crowned US Bands Pennsylvania State Champion 8 times as well as Mid-Atlantic States Champion twice. In perhaps their greatest achievement to date, the Blue Eagles were the 2007 & 2008 US Bands Grand National Champion, outscoring every band at the National competition in Annapolis, MD regardless of division and achieving the highest score in US Band’s history in 2008 (98.575)! Six years later, the Nazareth Area Blue Eagle Marching Band is proud to retain their honor of having the highest historical score and to have been distinguished with the National Marine Corps Esprit de Corps Award for 2008, 2011, and 2013! The Blue Eagles also captured the title of Group 4 Open US Bands National Champion in 2010 and 2014. 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.