For over 60 years, the South Fayette High School “Little Green Machine” Marching Band has been entertaining audiences with its high-energy dance-and- play concept and powerful sound. Deeply rooted in tradition, the “Little Green Machine” has developed a pride for excellence like no other. Ever since the band’s creation in 1947, every element of every show has been created entirely by its members. Even today, all dances are choreographed by the seniors and all music is arranged by the director, resulting in a truly unique performance experience. In fact, much of what the band practices today has been passed down through generations of South Fayette students and directors, including its three-part audition process and “rookie” spot rotation. Another key element of the “Little Green Machine” tradition requires all majorettes to successfully complete one full year as an instrumentalist in the band before auditioning to become a majorette. Even after earning a spot as a majorette, each girl must maintain her skills in instrumental music performance, both in the concert band and every “Little Green Machine” performance by dropping her baton, picking up her instrument, and performing a number with the other band members. It is through these very traditions that the South Fayette High School Band has earned its respect in the school, pride in the community, and reputation throughout Western Pennsylvania.