Cougar Marching Band

Thinking about joining Marching Band?! Check out this video. To join or for more information, email Peter Bauer at

The CHS Cougar Marching Band is one of the most visible and respected performing ensembles at Columbia High School.  “The Pride of Columbia” has a rich tradition of musical excellence, visual pageantry, dedication, and pride which is carried from generation to generation within the band.

Check out our 2019 Season Video…

MARCHING 2019 LC2 from Sean McCourt on Vimeo.

The Pride’s instructional staff includes: Peter Bauer, Director; Debbie Yaniga, Color Guard Coordinator, Vijay Harikrishnan, Percussion Instructor, and we are welcoming the following new members to the marching band staff this season:
Mr. Michael Pettis, Assistant Director
Ms. Kyndell Pierce, Color Guard Instructor
Mr. James Fox, Percussion Instructor

Congratulations to our student Leadership for the 2019-20 season:

Drum Major – Daniel Maloof
Assistant Drum Major – Maya Peiris

Ben Svitavsky – Snare Drum
Connor Kosick – Tenors
Finley Donachie – Bass Drums

Color Guard:  Katrina Guterman

Flute Section leaders: Sasha DuBose and Maddie Hughes
Clarinet section leaders: Lizzie DeLuca and Brian da Silva
Saxophone Section Leader – Mari Goetz
High Brass Section leaders: Drew Payne and Poe Rosenberg
Low Brass Section leaders: Mathilda Rice and Olivia Brass