The New Bedford High School Marching Band is an important outlet for many students looking to be active in their school community. The band is also improving on the performance field as well. This week, Jim Phillips speaks with Whalers' Band Director Matt Pacheco, New Bedford Public Schools Director of Fine Arts Lynn Souza, and Drum Major and Senior, Taryn Padilla about some of the band's recent successes, and why the band and music remains an important part of a student's day.

New Bedford High School Marching Band
New Bedford High School Marching Band

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at jim.phillips@townsquaremedia.com. This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.