Background

For almost 40 years, the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band has been known throughout the United States as one of the nation’s finest marching bands. They have had the privilege of marching in the 54th and 56th Presidential Inaugural Parades. THSGEMB typically consists of over one hundred musicians, 25 color guard performers, and drum majors. THSGEMB is the largest program at the high school.

The Band Director is Josh Murphy.

THSGEMB participates in Musical Arts Conference (MAC) and USBands competitions during the fall marching band season. During the winter, the marching band splits into three programs: Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, and Jazz Band. Both the Winter Guard and Winter Percussion participate in MAC and World Guard International (WGI) competitions.

Past band alumni have performed in some of the nation’s most prestigious university marching bands.

Accomplishments

2016 Bands of America Newark Regionals Champion
2015 MAC National Class Champions
2011 MAC National Class Champions
2005, 2008 & 2009 MAC Class V – 2nd Place
2012 & 2013 MAC National Class – 2nd Place
2006, 2007, & 2010 Musical Arts Conference Class V and Connecticut State CHAMPIONS!

Appearances

2019 Trumbull Memorial Day Parade
2019 Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade
2019 National Anthem at Sound Tigers Game
2019 Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom Parade
2018 Citrus Bowl Parade
2018 Stamford Thanksgiving Day Parade
2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
2012 Fiesta Bowl Parade
2012 Yamaha Cup – MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands, NJ
2010 & 2014 Main Street Parade, Disney World
2006 & 2010 Electric Light Parade, Disney World
2001 & 2009 Presidential Inauguration Parades
1997 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Recent Competitive Awards

2016 Bands of America Newark Regionals Champion
2015 MAC National Class Champions
2011 MAC National Class Champions
2005, 2008 & 2009 MAC Class V – 2nd Place
2012 & 2013 MAC National Class – 2nd Place
2006, 2007, & 2010 Musical Arts Conference Class V and Connecticut State CHAMPIONS!

Our Staff

Colorguard:
Vanessa Vizzcarrondo – Caption Head
John Duffy – Weapon/Flag Technician
Caroline Fernandes – Flag Technician
Kendra Bartsch – Dance Technician

Percussion:
Carlos Becerra – Caption Head
Austin Avery – Battery Visual Design Coordinator
Ricky Cherry – Bass Drum Technician
Willie Dumas – Percussi0n Technician
Gavin Halsey – Percussion Technician
Leila Polo – Cymbal Technician/Choreographer

Kristen Morgan – Front Ensemble Caption Head
Joe Gaudett – Front Ensemble Assistant Caption Head
John Damien – Front Ensemble Technician

Visual:
Alec Smith – Caption Head
Matt Pouy – Visual Technician
Ben Rust – Visual Technician
Rachel Rubino – Visual/Music Technician

Music:
Aislinn Walters – Woodwind Technician
Matt Douglas – Brass Technician
Jordan Marchand – Brass Technician

Joshua Murphy
Instrumental Music Director
Trumbull High School
72 Strobel Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203)452-4555 x4539