Skip to comments.American High School Band Marches with Hammer & Sickle (PA)
Posted on 09/24/2012 1:56:09 PM PDT by Red Badger
A Pennsylvania high school marching band is raising eyebrows with a halftime performance that commemorates the Russian revolution, complete with red flags, olive military-style uniforms, and giant hammers and sickles.
St. Petersburg: 1917 is the theme for the New Oxford High School Marching Band. Ironically, the schools athletic teams are called the Colonials and their colors are red, white and blue. The bands website features a picture of the group with students holding a hammer and sickle.
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The school district office needs to be inundated with phone calls!
So if it had been a swastika and they played Wagner music, I guess that would be ok, too?
Aw, give ‘em a break! They’re just angling for an invite to Obama’s second immaculation.
About half of the public school teachers I’ve known are Socialists. Why not then root for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics? Maybe next they can root for the National Socialist Party?
Deport them to Cuba - one year out to do it.
Sad. New Oxford is just a stone’s throw east of Gettysburg.
Oh they will be! Sadly most of the ones from Pennsylvania will be supporting the show.
On a brighter side I have seen one anti Obama yard sign in my neighborhood. That is a huge breakthrough!
It’s High School...STOP blaming the kids! Very few of them, or US at that age, would have had the guts to stand up to the teacher!
Go after the district, the principal and the teacher!!!
WOW! This is not far from me...
Springtime for Stalin.
I wonder what this idiot doesn't understand about communism? Wait, maybe she understands it all too well.
I used to always wonder how the Nazis got away with the honorific murders of millions. Mom had gone and visited a few prison camps after the war and always said the population knew what was going on.
I had a uncle who was in a prisoner of war camp twice.
As I sit here and type this I see how they did it. The regime is in full control. They have been for years I used to laugh at what they said thinking it was funny. not now.
America is DOOMED.
2-3 hundred million dead people is not enough to learn the lesson about Karl Marx?
I’m sure he kids are astonished that this would cause a fuss. Im sure they have been taught that the Russian revolution was a joyous event and a stellar moment in world history. This could explain why half the freaking country see nothing wrong with communism.
PS: Thats a pretty poor represntation of a sickle. It looks more likea sword. And the hammer is way too big. They couldn’t even get that right.
Glee spoils everything.
And that's a problem. These kids have no earthly concept of the human suffering that takes place under these regimes and leaders. They have romantic notions about Marx and Che Guevara and think they're cool simply because they're not us. Ask them, if communism is so great to people, why do their governments have to keep them there by force, why are they closed societies, why do people literally risk life and limb - like paddling a rowboat from Cuba to the U.S. - to escape? Why, when you look at a nighttime satellite map, is North Korea jet black and South Korea bursting with light?
They're so spoiled, they don't know how good they've got it or how awful life can be. They just know communism would be a "change" and don't you know all CHANGE is progressive and good...right until you fall off the cliff. Pray for their enlightenment.
So....did they get NEW uniforms JUST for THIS? If so, seems the “educational institution” is swimming in dollars....
I checked out the band’s webite:
Yup, the girl in the 2nd row last column is wearing a T-shirt commemorating St. Petersburg 1917, with photos of Lenin, Stalin, et al.
This is so non-newsworthy. Sounds like this is a state marching competition year so they’re going all out. I doubt they’re “celebrating” anything but that the director thought the music score was great and the routine technical enough to advance them to state. The band is getting attention already so the judges will be expecting a clean performance.
FWIW, our drill team’s routine one year ended with them being killed but no one got their panties in a wad and went whining to the msm.
If only they waited 30 days, they could’ve passed it off as a Halloween horror theme.
ANy one else counting yard signs? In a three county area we’ve found over twenty for republican and one group along the side of the road (not in a person’s yard) for the D.
This previously D county is now R. Thank you BO and WJC. You two did what no local people could do!
In the world of high school bands, the months following the football season is the concert season, so maybe the band should hold a concert commemorating the event. They could play songs such as as Harry Scheier's 1934 hit Adolf Hitler's Favorite Flower is the Simple Edelweiss.
This one time at Band Camp..........
The kids are brainwashed, they don’t even know what this stuff really means
Link bump... Thanks.
Well, the band sux! Especially their flag corps.
And, too, they’re not bug enough to warrant three drum majors.
I looked at the web site and did not see the pictures.
They did talk about the 1917, something or other march.
Someone said useful idiots, yea I agree.
They could do Sound of Music..............
Again, this is probably their marching contest show so the band members buy their own t-shirts. The drum majors’ outfits and the drill team and flag corps costumes are usually paid for out of their budgets which do come from your tax dollars or from proceeds from the kids’ fundraisers. The music scores and routines, depending on how wealthy the school district is, is either paid out of their budgets or through the kids’ fundraisers.
I wonder if they played “Back in the USSR”?
George Soros helped the Nazis back then, and today the pagans are doing the same thing.
Let the Music teacher march playing a kazoo.
Just part of Obama’s Russian “Reset” policy I’m sure...
I wonder if they played Back in the USSR?
True story: in high school I was in Model UN with a couple of other pranksters and we were assigned the Soviet Union in the Security Council. Our first day we walked in 10 minutes late playing “Back in the USSR” on a boom box. We had a blast playing the Ruskies.
Whats next; a Kristallnacht anniversery celebration?
They have already honored the #1 mass murderers on the planet; they may as well go for #2.
This shows with 100% certainty these kids have no history teaching at all.
They wouldn’t need a practice gymnasium if everyone was in the marching band. They had to pass a ruling here to limit outside of class time hours they could practice because they were putting in so much time.
If anyone had bothered to look on the school site, they would have had their questions answered. The band parents man the concession stand, sell chicken dinners, subs, etc. so that’s where the money they get for all this comes from. http://www.newoxfordbands.com/uploads/6/1/6/3/6163272/9-12_band_booster_newsletter.pdf
Yes, I was right that this was their competition show. It’s for the Calvacade of Bands. Here’s a link to the routine for “The Music Of Shostakovich” which has been used by bands since 2008. No one got their panties in a wad over past bands using this routine.
As a former marching band parent, I know that directors try to find unusual themes to get noticed in the marching competitions especially themes with good music ...the movie Gladiator was a favorite theme when my daughter was in competition. However, the Russian Revolution is NOT a good theme and the band director is obviously ignorant about what went on in 1917.
“Springtime....for Stalin....in Leningrad....”
Heck when I was in the fourth grade (1957) we Army brats were comparing our dads’ Nazi war souvenirs. I thought the swastika was a kind of cool emblem & that the Wehrmacht had the snazziest uniforms in the whole war. One kid brought a German helmet to class, another a Luftwaffe dagger (!), all kinds of neat stuff. Go to someone’s house & handle Lugers and P-38 pistols.
Then one day Dad took me aside & explained just what the Nazis did to people who happened to be Jewish. Told me about a place he helped liberate called Dachau.
That was the first time I experienced pure horror. These kids need to be made to read Solzhenitsyn. They haven’t a clue about communism which lasted much much longer than the Nazi era.
It's a guess, but a good bet.
It’s the communists in the faculty and staff who should be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.
Every year we got on buses and went a few miles east to Andersonville to get our yearbook pictures taken. Bet they don't do that anymore.