Marching to a Stronger Beat
The Hoover High School Marching Band is one of the most prominent aspects of school and community life. North Canton is proud of its accomplished Marching Band, which plays at all Hoover football games and is well-known throughout Northeast Ohio.
Formed in 1939, the Hoover High School Marching Band travels to many performances throughout the fall. They have performed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Parade for the past 43 years and placed 2nd in the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Battle of the Bands and 1st Place in 2008 and 2010. They have also performed in the Wolly Bear Parade in Vermillion, Epcot Center at Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, and performances in Chicago and Boston.
Most recently, the Hoover High School Marching Band received a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association Marching Band Competition in October, 2014. The OMEA competition was held in New Philadelphia and included a total of 1,097 students from 14 different schools.
Auditions are required for prospective members of the Marching Band new to the North Canton City Schools’ Band Program or students not in the Marching Band during the previous school year.