The Marching Redhawks
The NCHS Marching Redhawks are one of the most recognizable groups at NCHS. The Marching Redhawks include the Drum Majors, Wind Section (woodwinds and brass), Battery (marching percussion), Front Ensemble (stationary percussionists who play mallet instruments, keyboard, and auxiliary percussion) and the artistry of the Fall Color Guard.
Spring auditions are required for NCHS Spirits fall color guard, junior Drum Majors, Section Leaders (rising juniors and seniors), Battery and Front Ensemble. No auditions are required for the wind section. Many students choose to play a second instrument in marching band. For example, a bassoon player may choose to audition for the front ensemble.