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Marching Band

First Semester Course........................1/2 Credit
Prerequisite.........................................Participation in a concert band (winds & percussion) 

The Marching Band is made up of five distinct sections that perform as one unit – winds, drumline, color guard, majorettes, and drum majors. Auditions are required for sections except for winds. Rehearsals are held outside of the school day. The Marching Band performs at all home varsity football games, as well as a variety of invitationals during in the fall. In addition, the Marching Band also performs as part of the annual Walled Lake Memorial Day parade. There is a required marching band camp held in August that all members must arrange to attend. Wind players and percussionists must be enrolled in one of the Northern concert bands. Color Guard members and Majorettes are expected to participate in one of the Fine Arts courses offered at WLN.

General Marching Band Information

Tentative Calendar is linked below!  All date are subject to change!

Pre-camp Rehearsals: Wednesdays, July 8 & 15, 6:00-9:00pm

Home Camp: Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24, 8:30am-3:00pm

Away Camp: Camp Ohiyesa, Monday, July 27 - Saturday, August 1.

School Year Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm (School year rehearsals begin the week after camp - before school starts, they run 6:00-9:00pm.)

See the Music Department Calendar at for a complete rehearsal schedule.

Registration Information:

        2020 Marching Band Registration (information and documents)
        2020 Marching Band Frequently Asked Questions.

Financial Obligations:

The 2020 fee for participation in Marching Band is $505 (student) & $325 (each sibling).  This fee includes most expenses during the Marching Band Season including Home Camp meals, Away Camp room & board, transportation, instructors, drill, music, and invitational fees. Payments can be made via PayPal (see below), by check or available Scrip funds. Checks should be made payable to 'WLNMB'. 

2020 Marching Band Fee Schedule
2020 Marching Band Payment Instructions (including Scrip)
Pay with PayPal here or go to

Additional Expenses:

Uniform Gloves: $3                   *purchased MONDAY at home camp
           Marching Shoes: $34
               *purchased MONDAY at home camp
           Saturday Lunch: cost tbd

Uniform Information:

Summer Uniform:  consists of the Official Marching Band uniform shirt (included in the participation fee for NEW MEMBERS), tennis shoes, white socks, and khaki shorts, and it is worn at the Away Camp performance and the Walled Lake Memorial Day Parade.

Official Uniform:  is provided by the school. Students must supply black marching band gloves and black uniform marching shoes.  Signed Uniform Contracts are due during Home Camp.


-       Students are expected to bring and use their own water bottle for every rehearsal/camps.

Stay Informed:

-       Please review our website at for all information and announcements.

-       Please be sure we have an active email account on file.  Information and schedule updates and changes will be sent via email.

Mary C. Hulliberger                       Mo Seifert                                                Toni Dechert
Director of Bands                           Band Representative                             Band Representative   

It is the intention that no student be denied participation in Marching Band at Northern due to financial constraints.  If there are financial issues regarding the Marching Band fee, the payment plan, or any other concern, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Hulliberger. or 248.956.5488

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