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Guest Artists / Television Appearances

  Special Guests / Clinicians:

St Pius Band has worked with, met, hosted each of the following musical celebrities:


Page Hamilton & Helmet - The SPX Drumline performed w/ the famous hard rock band Helmet in November 2016. (Photo by Mike White)

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQPVeNtiBOI 


Furthermore,  in March 2017, the SPX Symphonic Band premiered a commissioned work entitled "St Pius: Spirit Rising" written by Page Hamilton (Photo by Carol Norton). The performance was released on 7" Vinyl Record with a digital download card.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz5z_D_Z1Q0 



Jack White - Owner of Third Man Records, former member of The White Stripes and several other groups. The SPX Marching Golden Lions recorded their drum cadence, fight song, and school Alma Mater song at Third Man Records in Nashville, TN October 2013. The band was lucky enough to have Jack observe the recording, and then meet and hang out with him in the gift shop afterwards. 

Article Link: https://thirdmanrecords.com/news/st-pius-x-high-school-school-choirs-and-bands-at-third-man



The SPX Band program hosted saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck) and His Band "Mu'Tet" for a music clinic and wonderful jazz concert May 5, 2014. The band consisted of Felix Pastorius on Bass Guitar (son of the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius), Roy "Futureman" Wooten on drums, Chris Walters on Keys, and Bill Fanning on trumpet.


 Brick - 1970's famous R&B/Disco Band Brick came to visit the Marching Golden Lions in 2009 to talk about music in the 70's and what it was like to be a famous band during that time.


Other guests:

 Steve Walsh - Singer / Songwriter / Keyboardist for Classic Rock Super group KANSAS 

John Lawless - Percussion Guru, member of Atlanta Percussion Trio, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, ASO

Cliff Davies - Drummer for Ted Nugent

 University of Dayton Marching Band 

University of West Georgia Jazz Band 

 St Thomas More High School Band from Louisiana, USA 


TV appearances:

 The Marching Golden Lions were featured in the Kroger commercial "Red White & Barbecue" which ran on TV in Atlanta summer 2015. 

 The St Pius drumline and color guard members attended the filming for the 2014 Atlanta audition of America's Got Talent. Short snippets of the band members were used here and there during the 2014 season audition broadcasting. 

The band was featured on NBC 11 Alive's High School Sports live Friday night program in 2011.

St Pius Band was featured on an episode of the reality TV show "Drumroll" in 2007 on the Peachtree TV network. The show followed the happenings of the Southwest Dekalb high school marching band.