Marching band adds the spirited, booming music to parades, football games, and pep rallies. Towards the end of football season our Marching Blue Knights transition into Concert Band and will have a Holiday Concert in December and a Spring Concert in May. Our Band Calendar has concert dates, as well as any other performances by the band and smaller groups such as Jazz Band or Combo.
Mrs. Diane Francoeur
Mrs. Diane Francoeur is the Director of Bands and Choirs at Manchester High School West. She has been a teacher in the Manchester School District for twenty-five years, twelve of those at West High School. Diane completed her undergraduate work at the University of New Hampshire, a Masters in Education and Certificate of Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University. In 2010 she was awarded the “Teacher of the Year Award” at Manchester High School West. In 2015, she was received the “Distinguished Music Educator of the Year” by the New Hampshire Music Educators Association and a 2015 New Hampshire Excellence in Education (Edie) award. In 2016, she received the “Outstanding Band Director Award” by the New Hampshire Band Directors Association. She is the past Executive Director and Director at Large for the New Hampshire Music Education Association.
“My hope is that every student that enters my classroom will enjoy music, learning, and life! May they have the courage to reach for new challenges that will bring them to their level of excellence.” DF
Ms. Rebecca Berger
Assistant Band Director
Mr. Adam Rhan
2017-18 Marching Blue Knights
2017-18 Color Guard Captain Jade Avery, Drum Majors Haley Nalen, Alma Masic and Nitalia Perez
2017-18 Marching Blue Knight Percussion Section
2017-18 Marching Band Leadership
2016-17 Concert Band