Performing Arts

The Biddeford School Department provides music education as part of a balanced curriculum for students in grades K-12. Our programming includes standards-based experiences in general music, chorus, band, jazz band, marching band, and musical theater. Extended experiences are available to students demonstrating exceptional motivation and interest.

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Band Music

Marching Band

Band Director: Michael Murphy

We are excited to have Marching Band back performing at football games, parades, and Marching Band competitions!

This year Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach High School have joined forces to become the Seacoast Marching Band and are hosting their first Maine Band Directors’ Association Marching Band Show in 12 years on Saturday, October 16th at 6:00 PM.  Seven bands from the State of Maine, with more than 250 performers, will compete at Waterhouse Field and we want to highlight their achievements as well as showcase our local businesses for guests to patronize. 

Marching Band is beneficial for students in so many ways.  Not only is it physical in nature but it also teaches leadership skills and self-discipline while having cognitive developmental benefits.  Current research suggests that the dual responsibilities of playing an instrument while simultaneously marching increases left and right brain development. In addition, participants boost their self-confidence, gain knowledge of their individual section role, and learn the value of a team as they understand what their function is in the ensemble as a whole.  This creative musical performance, amidst a friendly competition, develops uniformity and motivates students to improve their skills--both musically and visually.

Fundraisers to Support Music Boosters

Program for Maine Band Directors’ Association Marching Band Show: October 16, 2021
The Seacoast Marching Band of Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach is assembling a program that will include participant photos, show titles and musical repertoire, band member rosters, and advertisements from local businesses. Proceeds collected from the ads will directly support the Marching Band program.  Please consider placing an ad in our program. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.  For pricing and ad submission information, click here.

Questions?
Please feel free to email the Biddeford Music Boosters (K-12) at
musicboosters@biddefordschools.me