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Lightning Marching Band

The Lightning Marching Band consists of students in Grades 9-12 and performs at all Liberty Varsity Home Football Game as well as the Liberty Homecoming Parade and University of Iowa Homecoming Parade. The Lightning Marching Band concludes its season with the Liberty Band Extravaganza. The Lightning Marching Band added a Color Guard and began competing in 2022, and is excited to add Frontline Percussion to the ensemble for 2023.

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Fall 2023 Marching Calendar (updated 4/27/23)

Summer Music Rehearsal/Ice Cream Social

  • Friday, June 30 5:00pm-6:30pm

Uniform Fittings

  • Thursday, Aug. 10 for Returning Members (Seniors 9-11; Juniors 11-1; Sophomores 1-3)

  • Friday Aug. 11 for New Members (Last Name A-I, 9-11; Last Name J-O 11-1; Last Name, P-Z 1-3)

  • Color Guard uniforms are separate and will be taken care of at guard rehearsals - no need to attend these.


Marching Band Camp Dates

  • Leadership Team Training: Wednesday, Aug. 2 8am-4pm

  • Guard/Drumline: Mini-Camp Aug. 10-11, 1:30pm-4:30pm

  • Monday, August 14th: 9am - 11:30am, 1 - 3pm

  • Tuesday August 15th: 9am - 11:30am, 1 - 3pm

  • Wednesday, August 16th: 9am - 11:30am, 1 - 3pm

  • Thursday, August 17: 9am - 11:30am, 1 - 3pm

  • Friday, August 18: 9am - 11:30am, 1 - 3pm (Potential Fall Sports Kickoff)

  • Saturday, August 19: 9am - 5pm Drill Day, Public Performance at 4:30 in the Liberty Stadium


Fall Performance Schedule

  • Friday, September 1: Home Football Game

  • Friday, September 8: Home Football Game

  • Wednesday, September 27: Liberty Homecoming Parade (tentative)

  • Friday, September 29: Homecoming Football Game

  • Friday, October 6: UI Homecoming Parade

  • Saturday, October 7: Marching Band Competition Dates (Cedar Rapids and Muscatine)

  • Monday, October 9: Corridor Marching Classic at City High

  • Friday, October 13: Home Football Game - SENIOR NIGHT FINAL SHOW PERFORMANCE

  • Friday, October 20: Home Football Game: Halloween Show

  • Wednesday, October 25: Liberty Band Extravaganza (Main Gym)

  • Sunday, November 12: UI Band Extravanganza Performance Xstream Arena 3pm

2023 Leadership Team


Mr. Ryan Arp and Mr. Nick Carlo

Drum Majors

Vicky Acas

Connor Dallner

Heath Lane

Upper Woodwinds

Aurora Delin

Grace Evans

Lizzie Hanson

Emily Morrow

Kaylee Parcell

Ivy Reske

Sophia Smith

Madeline Snow


Ella Gilbert

Eden Scherrer

Grant Sehmann

Lilly Vogts

High Brass

Maddie Schieltz

Grace Walker

Carlee Wilkins

Ethan Williams

Low Brass

Megan Brewer

Warren Faga

Tyler Hodges


Cooper Jurs

Lauryn Olson

Tommy Rogers

Miriam Terwilleger

Lucy Walker

Clark Woltman

Sylvia Woltman

Color Guard

Evelynne Finley

Tanvi Vibhakar


2023 Lightning Color Guard


Color Guard Coach

Mrs. Amanda Carlo


Audrey Adams
Brooke Bernhard

Veda Berquam

Asher Bonner
Lily Bonner
Yukta Borse
Rylee Corbett
Evelynne Finley*
Charlie Harvey
Jaimie Johnson
Tayler Knight
Ruth Luyeye
Ayla Nixt
Rachel Peters
Vanessa Schwieger
Ellie Stopak
Greg Stratton
Tanvi Vibhakar*
Alyssa Weaver

Sophia Weaver

*=Section Leader

2023 Lightning Drumline/Pit

Drumline/Frontline Instructors

Hannah Oberhoffer and Charlie Otto


Brynn Davis

Tommy Rogers*

Toby Schoon


Lukas Acas

Isaac Greazel

Noah Jaggers

Miriam Terwilleger (Center)*

Clark Woltman*


BD1 Lauryn Olson*

BD2 Lucy Walker*

BD3 Yuma Squires

BD4 Sam Jungen

BD5 Ethan Meyer


Cindy Eckhardt

Cooper Jurs*

Kyle Louisy

Ellis Naick

Emma Pirkl


Ella Ausman - Synth

Melissa Tian - Synth

Sylvia Woltman - Vibes*

Marquita Spading - Marimba 1

Zoe Edkin - Marimba 2

Bella Kellbach - Bells/Xylo

TJ Thames - Timpani

Zack Yokum - Aux/Percussion

*=Leadership Team

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