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SHS Alumni Band

Last Updated: 12/2/2019 6:58 PM


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About the Sidney High School Alumni Band

The Sidney High School Alumni Band was formed this time in the fall of 1985 to play for the Sidney High School Homecoming football game. I say this time, because we had gotten together before to play for different events, but we were never organized well enough to keep active.


That first Homecoming Game, all we did was play some of the old marches that the "Sidney All Boy Band" used to play back in the fifties and sixties. We played from the stands during the third quarter. We had twenty-five people show up. The only other thing we did in 1985 was march in the Sidney Winter Wonderland parade. That was a big step for us as this was the first time that we had marched since our high school days.


We march in most parades held in Sidney, plus one or two out of town, plus we play at a couple Sidney High School Boys and Girls basketball games. From 1989 to 1996, we played a concert at the courthouse in Sidney. We normally have anywhere from 20 to 30 people attend these events.


The best-attended event each year is the football game. Starting in 1986, we did a show after the football game was over. Starting in 1994, we march pre-game at the first home game and play from the stands during the game. We've had as many as 62 show up for this event.


Our oldest member graduated with the class of 1948 and our youngest member graduated with this year's class.


The band is led on the field and in parades by drum major Doug Stewart who was drum major from 1965 to 1967.

Alumni Band Membership


All past Sidney High School band members are welcome to join the Alumni Band for any and all events. The band is always looking for new members; if interested, please contact Mark Deam at markldeam@outlook.com or 937-492-1908. He will add you to a list of email addresses and will send information before each event.

Schedule of Events

The Sidney Alumni Band will be marching in the Winter Wonderland Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The band will meet on South Street at 7:00PM. The parade will begin at 7:30PM. 


The band will be playing Christmas Greetings - (which is Deck the Halls and Jolly Old St. Nicholas played back to back). The instructions are on each sheet of the music, so find your part and only print that page.


Download the music:
Christmas Greetings

Black pants, shoes, socks, and alumni band jacket, plus whatever you need to keep warm under the jacket.
Scott Spinner has a few extra jackets if you need one. You can call him at (937)726-3018.


Additional Instruments:
Some members have instruments available to borrow for the parade. Reach out to Mark Deam if you are interested in marching but don't have an instrument. 


If you plan on marching with us, please contact Mark Deam at markldeam@outlook.com or by calling 937-492-1908.

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PreGame Music

Sidney High Fight Song

Alma Mater

The National Anthem


Summer Uniform
Black Shorts
Alumni Band Shirt
White Tennis Shoes and Socks

Winter Uniform
Black Slacks
Alumni Band Shirt
Black Shoes and Socks
Alumni Band Jacket

*To purchase the shirt or jacket, contact Scott Spinner at (937)492-7205 or by e-mail at spinnersc@embarqmail.com. The price of the shirt is $25.00. The alumni band picks up the remainder. In the fall of 2001, the band went to a different style shirt. It has black, gold, and white vertical stripes and has the bee embroidered on it along with the year that each person graduated embroidered on the sleeve. The jackets are around $45.00.