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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

Pre-camp Rehearsals: Weds., July 9 & 16, 6:00-9:00pm

Home Camp: Mon., July 22 - Fri., July 26, 8:30am-3:00pm

Away Camp: Ohiyesa, Mon., July 29 - Sat., Aug. 3.

School Year Rehearsals: Tuesday and Wednesday 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.

Financial Obligations

The fee for participation in Marching Band is $480.  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. Checks should be made payable to WLNMB, please.

Additional Expenses:

Uniform Gloves: $3                   *purchased MONDAY at home camp
           Marching Shoes: $34                *purchased MONDAY at home camp

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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