Dade County Band Program Excited to Kick off New Era


As July begins to unfold, the Dade County High School Marching Wolverines are launching a new show, new season, and a new Director. Jonah Browder, a DCHS alumni, is excited to kick off his first season with the band and wants to invite the Dade County community to be involved with the band as much as possible.

Browder shared his enthusiasm for the band program as well as the community’s involvement with the Mountain-Valley Independent.

“It is an honor to be able to be back home to lead the program that kick-started my love for music. The community and administration has been so wonderful and welcoming me back. I can say with certainty that this band program cannot be ran without constant community support. This past month of June, we hosted a three day camp in which to start our season on the correct foot and the students met every goal and even went beyond! Looking to this season and the future of the band program, I look to have students’ hard work in the community’s eyes as much as possible (concerts, football games, community events, etc.). In turn, this will give back to the community by filling it with music and a great show to watch on a Friday night. Our show this year is called “Most Wanted”, and it includes songs that are very recognizable and a concept that will keep your eyes on the field. Please come out to support these hard-working students as much as possible and as always, march on Wolverines!”

Band Staff member, Matt Wheeler, said, “As an alumni of this band program myself, I am excited and confident in Mr. Browder’s ability to lead this group to success. This year’s show is going to be so much fun! We hope that the Dade County Community shows out each week in support of the band. They love playing for all of you.”

Band Captain, Isis Barfield

Members of the band’s student leadership expressed looking forward to the upcoming season. Band Captain, Isis Barfield, a rising senior, said, “I am very excited to start the new marching season! The band is making progress fast and there’s an enthusiastic energy throughout the program. I can’t wait to see what we can do this season, ‘last time best time."”.

Field Commander, Sadie Raines and Drum Major, Makaela Chance

Makaela Chance, the band’s Drum Major shared, “I am extremely excited for the incoming season. We’ve got a great group that I can foresee doing great things if we put our mind to it!”






This season looks to be the beginning of a great new era for the Marching Wolverines and the Dade County Community is invited along for the ride!