Tomcat Marching Pride to host eighth annual Marching Band Preview Day

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, holds its eighth annual Marching Band Preview Day on Oct. 21.

Past events have drawn high school students from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. Attendees will arrive Saturday, rehearse during the day and perform at halftime of Thiel College’s game against Carnegie Mellon University. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Alumni Stadium at Stoeber Field.

 “We invite local and regional students to campus to rehearse and perform with the college marching band at the football game, and we provide all participants not only with a fun performance opportunity, but also with a great overview of our college, dinner in our cafeteria, admission to the game, and a Thiel band T-shirt,” Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride director Andy Erb said.

The Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride comprises 100 members and is celebrating its eighth season. In that time, the Marching Pride has played at many local and regional band festivals and performed at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a new Master of Science in speech-language pathology and 2Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program.A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation as it celebrates 150 years.