QNQ Band Students/Alumni Shine at DCI Worlds

QNQ Band Program Students and Alumni Shine at Drum Corps International World Championships
Posted on 08/10/2023
8 students pose in a hallway.

Four current students and four alumni from the QNQ band program recently returned home from a successful summer tour with the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps of Nashua, New Hampshire. The students auditioned for the corps over the winter and were selected after a rigorous process. They spent the entire summer rehearsing, touring, and performing in football stadiums nationwide. From June to August, they performed in 30 shows in 25 states.

On August 8, 2023, the tour came to a triumphant conclusion in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps won the Open Class World Championship at the Drum Corps International World Championships.

7 students hold a banner that reads "2023 Open Class Champion"

The QNQ Band Program students and alumni who were a part of the winning corps are:

  • Aaron Earnest (QHS '26)

  • Anders Eshelman (NQHS '25)

  • Nathan Aronoff (QHS '26)

  • Anthony Magnarelli (NQHS '25)

  • Liana Gao (NQHS '21)

  • Ethan Earnest (QHS '23)

  • Gio Mackenzie (NQHS '23)

  • Rebekah Dang (QHS '23)

We are proud of the hard work and dedication that these students demonstrated throughout the summer. Congratulations to our students and alumni on their gold medal!