HISTORY OF THE HEADDRESS

The Choctawhatchee Style Marchers’ signature accessory was started during the tenure of Jim Leonard, Choctaw’s first Band Director and has endured for over 50 years.  Since the second year of their existence, the Style Marchers have been recognizable not only by the precision and excellence of their craft, but by their ornate headdresses which have become one of the most treasured traditions of Big Green Territory.  This distinguishing feature can be seen at parades, bowl games, and professional football contests, depending on which venue the Style Marchers grace.

Each Style Marcher’s headdress is uniformed but personally styled for uniqueness.  Each headdress has 30 large feathers with over 1000 other feathers in green, black and white.  Each feather, along with horsehair, must be placed in the headdress frame one at a time.

The drum major’s headdress is even more elaborate and flows the entire length of the student who is charged with the responsibility of being the most identifiable member of one of the most distinguished bands in the South.

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2015 Headdress Clinic Schedule


The clinic runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the CHS cafeteria on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 7th Monday, July 27th
Thursday, July 9th Tuesday, July 28th
Tuesday, July 14th Wednesday, July 29th
Thursday, July 16th Thursday, July 30th
Tuesday, July 21st   
Thursday, July 23rd
 
Inspection (ALL)
    Monday, August 10th