Marching Band

About the Program

The Marching Band is our most visible program at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. They perform at Home Football Games, Local and Regional Competitions, Parades, Community Events, and Pep Rallies. The Marching Band is comprised of Woodwinds (Flutes, Clarinets, and Saxophones), Brass (Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritones, and Tubas), a Drumline (Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, and Tonal Bass Drums), Front Ensemble (Mallet Percussion Instruments and Auxiliary Percussion instruments), and a Color Guard (Flags, Rifles, Sabres, and Dancers). Throughout the season, they will work to perfect an elaborate and entertaining performance based around a specific theme chosen for the season by the director and design team. Marching Band is considered a "co-curricular activity" in Frederick County, and students will have time during their respective class and after school rehearsals to enhance their education and understanding of their performance. The group is also one of the highest winning programs in the state of Maryland and has been recognized at the National Level on numerous occasions. The Marching Band is under the direction of Mr. Nicholas Gasemy.

Recent Accomplishments

2021 (The Lost Relic)
  • Promoted from Group 3A to Open-Small in Maryland Marching Band Association (MMBA)
  • MMBA State Championships at Towson University
    • 3rd place with a score of 88.35
    • Won award for Best Visual Performance
  • MMBA Severna Park Regional
    • 3rd place in Class in Prelims
    • 7th place in Finals Performance with a score of 90.45
  • Invited to perform in the Elks Parade in Downtown Frederick, MD
  • Performed in a parade down Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World
2019 (Toxic)
  • USBands Marine Corps Invitational
    • 1st place with a score of 81.7
    • Won Award for Best Percussion
  • Member of the Inaugural Season of Maryland Marching Band Association (MMBA)
  • MMBA State Championships at Towson University
    • 2nd place with a score of 94.95
    • Won awards for Best Color Guard and Best Visual
2018 (A.I. - Artificial Intelligence)
  • Bands of America Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist 
    • 3rd of 9 in our class
    • 9th of 23 overall
    • Only group from the state of MD to make finals
  • Undefeated in USBands Group III Competition