Marching Band

Director:  Steven Schifferdecker

The Damonte Ranch Marching Band is a state of the art competitive marching band, as well as one of the most recognized and acclaimed performance ensembles in Nevada. It explores the latest trends in competitive marching band. This ensemble’s membership… brass, woodwind, percussion, and color guard…  is drawn from the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble and Color Guard classes. 

The Band is the 4-time defending Nevada State Marching Band Champion. In 2015, the Band was a BOA Regional Finalist at the American Canyon Regional (CA); a Western Band Association Grand Championship Finalist at the Western Band Association Championships, held at Fresno State University (CA); and won numerous local Sweepstakes and captions awards throughout Northern Nevada. The Band also played host to the 7th annual Damonte Marching Invitational, one of the largest marching band competitions in Northern Nevada.

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the KEYS of SUCCESS – 2015 
University of Nevada, Reno Sierra Band Crusade
Nevada State Marching Band Champions (4th consecutive)
Governor’s Cup ~ Grand Sweepstakes Award ~ 1st Place Open Division ~
Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Guard ~ Outstanding Guard
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Bands of America American Canyon Regional, American Canyon, CA
Finalist (10th Place overall) ~ 3rd Place Class AAA (1st Northern NV band to ever qualify)
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Western Band Association Grand Championships, Fresno State University, CA
15th Place Overall (71 bands in competition…1st NV Band to ever qualify)
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Western Band Association 4A-5A Championships, Fresno State University, CA
5th Place Class 4A (22 bands in division…highest placing NV Band ever)
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McQueen Extravaganza
Grand Sweepstakes Award Winner
1st Place Class AAAA ~ Music Sweepstakes Award ~ General Effect Sweepstakes Award ~
Visual Sweepstakes Award ~ Outstanding Woodwinds AAAA ~ Outstanding Guard AAAA ~ Outstanding Percussion AAAA
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Spanish Springs Nevada Day Battle of the Bands
2nd Place Open Class ~ Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Guard ~ Outstanding Percussion

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ASCENT – 2014 
University of Nevada, Reno Sierra Band Crusade
Nevada State Marching Band Champions (3rd consecutive)
Governor’s Cup ~ Grand Sweepstakes Award ~ 1st Place Open Division ~ Outstanding Visual
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Cupertino  Tournament of Bands, Cupertino, CA
1st Place AAAA ~ Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Music ~ Outstanding General Effect
Outstanding Percussion ~ Outstanding Woodwinds ~ Outstanding Brass
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Bands of America St. George Regional, St. George, UT
2nd Place AA ~ Outstanding Visual AAA
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Damonte Ranch Damonte Marching Invitational
Grand Sweepstakes Award Winner
1st Place Open Class ~ Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Music ~ Outstanding Percussion
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Galena Performance of Champions
2nd Place Open Class ~ Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Percussion
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McQueen Extravaganza
Grand Sweepstakes Award Winner
1st Place Class AAAA ~ Music Sweepstakes Award ~ General Effect Sweepstakes Award ~
Visual Sweepstakes Award ~ Outstanding Woodwinds AAAA ~ Outstanding Guard AAAA Outstanding Percussion AAAA

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SHOGUN – 2013 
University of Nevada, Reno Sierra Band Crusade
Nevada State Marching Band Champions (2nd consecutive)
Governor’s Cup award winner ~ Grand Sweepstakes Award ~ 1st Place Open Division    Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Guard~ Outstanding Percussion
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Palo Verde Summerlin Spectacular, Las Vegas, NV
1st Place AAA
Outstanding Visual AAA ~ Outstanding Music AAA ~ Outstanding General Effect AAA
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Damonte Ranch Damonte Marching Invitational
Grand Sweepstakes Award Winner
1st Place Open Class ~ Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Music ~ Outstanding Guard ~ Outstanding Percussion
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Spanish Springs Nevada Day Battle of the Bands
2nd Place Open Class ~ Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Guard ~ Outstanding Percussion
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Galena Performance of Champions
Grand Sweepstakes Award Winner
1st Place Open Class ~ Outstanding Visual ~ Outstanding Music ~ Outstanding Guard ~ Outstanding Percussion
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McQueen Extravaganza
Grand Sweepstakes Award Winner
1st Place Class AAAA ~ Music Sweepstakes Award ~ General Effect Sweepstakes Award ~
Visual Sweepstakes Award ~ Outstanding Parent Crew ~ Outstanding Woodwinds AAAA ~ Outstanding Guard AAAA ~ Outstanding Percussion AAAA