These are heady times for the Warrior Pride Nation.
On Nov. 11, the Havre de Grace High School Band marched in the New York City Veterans Day Parade, giving another command performance on one of the international stages the band has visited over the past few years.
Some 130 band members, flagline members and cheerleaders made the trip north, according to Director Richard Hauf, who expresses pride when he says the participation rate is nearly 20 percent of the entire student body.
For their good efforts, the Warrior Pride Band contingent got to see the sights in the Big Apple and, judging from the photos posted of the band boosters Facebook page, it was the kind of trip from which lasting memories are made.
“I am very thankful for their efforts,” Hauf said. “They take their job as musical ambassadors seriously. They represented their community at a very high level.” Indeed they did.
Last Friday night, the Warriors football team notched its third straight 1A East Region championship, pummeling Bo Manor, 48-14, to run their season record to 11-1.
Coach Brian Eberhardt and his staff have helped build and maintain what is arguably the top football program in Harford County, certainly from a consistency standpoint.
The Warriors were state finalists last year and the year before, losing to Fort Hill from Cumberland both years. Their road to what would be a fourth state title is no less daunting this year. The Warriors play at Baltimore Dunbar Saturday afternoon and winning there might mean another rematch with Fort Hill, which is still playing on the other side of the bracket.
Regardless of what happens going forward, however, the Havre de Grace High football team already has posted yet another excellent football season, with hopefully more to come.